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Old 01-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. I have for 5 years now since I bought it last 2008. The issue just started today. I can turn my vehicle on but when I tried to put it in drive it just won't go into gear. I hit the brakes just to make sure that its not a switch or something and the break lights are ok but still it won't go into gear. Any ideas? Is it the break switch?

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So you can move it from P to R and N but cannot physically move the lever to the D position? If all of the above is true, what happens when you press the manual override button for the shift interlock?

I've had a quick look at what's involved to get to, or replace the interlock parts and it doesn't look like a fun exercise.
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Thanks for the reply DBO. It won't go to either gear. When I hit the brakes and put it to N OR D or any other options it won't push thru. Its like its stuck in P. I don't want to force it to go to other gears though cause it might damage it more.

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Thanks for the reply DBO. It won't go to either gear. When I hit the brakes and put it to N OR D or any other options it won't push thru. Its like its stuck in P. I don't want to force it to go to other gears though cause it might damage it more.

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So what happens when you press and hold the interlock bypass button (little black button next to the gear shift) and then try to shift ?
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I'm still at work. I'll try i out once I get home and give you the result. Thanks.
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So what happens when you press and hold the interlock bypass button (little black button next to the gear shift) and then try to shift ?
When pressing the shift lock button it did engage. Thanks for that info. I really appreciate it. The only strange thing is, if you put it back to P I'm still having the same issue. Instead of just pushing the break to engage you need to press that shift lock button. I think I can deal with this for the mean time but will have to have it check since its still less that 100 thousand miles.
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When pressing the shift lock button it did engage. Thanks for that info. I really appreciate it. The only strange thing is, if you put it back to P I'm still having the same issue. Instead of just pushing the break to engage you need to press that shift lock button. I think I can deal with this for the mean time but will have to have it check since its still less that 100 thousand miles.
Yes, the button disengages the interlock manually so you have to press it to get in and out of drive.

Take it to a Suzuki workshop to get it fixed. It could be as simple as a broken interlock cable, perhaps a fuse, switch or solenoid but the process to diagnose and potentially fix it is certainly not trivial from what I've read.
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Yes, the button disengages the interlock manually so you have to press it to get in and out of drive.

Take it to a Suzuki workshop to get it fixed. It could be as simple as a broken interlock cable, perhaps a fuse, switch or solenoid but the process to diagnose and potentially fix it is certainly not trivial from what I've read.
We figured it out. We noticed that there is no shift lock fuse. Me and my brother assumed that it would be the shift lock relay that may be the problem. So we took it out and switch it with the acceleration relay and it worked. My brother just reset the other one and put it back and everything was working the way it is.

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