'92 100qa: Won't shift out of park!!!

Ryan Hoitink rahqlist at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 07:17:50 PST 2007

Brake light fuse is blown.  BTDT.  Find out what's blowing it.  In my case,
it was stepping on the brakes with the rear hatch open.  Cracked wires
shorted out when energized with the hatch open.  This blew the brake light
fuse, which won't let you shift out of park.


On Dec 21, 2007 4:57 AM, Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:

> Steve Meyer wrote:
> > Well, the subject kind of tells the story. I moved the car from the
> street to the driveway and then a couple days later went to drive the car
> again and nada! Sounds like the brake pedal lock-out is activating, but I'm
> not sure. What else is there? Thanks!
> Simple and obvious? I think you need your foot on the brake to move it
> out of park.
> There is a shift-interlock at the ignition to prevent the key from
> turning/starting if the shifter is not in park.  When I got my 100S
> Avant, I'd have to jiggle the shifter left-to-right-to-left while in
> Park to get the key to turn. This is a different problem, but may be
> related.
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> Kent McLean
> '99 A4 Avant, 2.8L 30V, quattro, Tiptronic, "Yeah, baby!"
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody" becoming "Old Faithful"
> '91 200 TQA #1, for sale
> '91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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