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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-10-2014, 08:17 PM
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How to disable shift lock solenoid

Is it possible to disable the shift lock solenoid so I don't have to have key on to put the car in gear?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:29 PM
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Yes, but why would you want to?
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and it's not so much just the key in the ignition, it't the depressing of the brake that triggers the lock out solenoid....


but there are pretty much *no* cars, since, what,....1987 that don't have the feature





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Yes, but why would you want to?
Curious, as well. I could see wanting to get it in neutral, but not without wanting the steering column unlocked.
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Have an opportunity to get a e36 parts car. Has a spinning tumblr and I need to put in neutral to move it so I wouldn't cause any damage to the transmission.
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then i would pop the cover off and remove the linkage from the selector and move the cable to put it in neutral. easier than trying to negate the lock out solenoid.



or, if you have the key, can youremove the tumbler and use a screwdriver to actuate the ignition??





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