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    Gear lever issues - 328i E46

    Hey guys my auto 328ci do not shift into park, it will go into all other gears, however it feels like something is in the way when you go to shift into park

    Also I cannot get my keys out.... ' What might be the problem

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    Is that an E46 model? Built year, month? You can find that out here with your VIN www.realoem.com
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    Coins or crap in the shifter won't let it move forward enough?

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    It wont let you remove the key unless the car is in P (on some cars you can remove in N)

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    If it's not something in the console (coins, etc) as jclausen suggested, it sounds like the cable is the problem. This likely will need to be on a rack to inspect. What year is the car and how many miles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    It wont let you remove the key unless the car is in P (on some cars you can remove in N)
    So I need to take it for inspection. its a 2000 model e 46, 328ci. How can I check if its not coin or crap trapped there

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    This E46, 2000 model 328ci. It millage74000 km (46500 miles) So I have to take it for underneath inspection? So this can not be caused by low gear box oil?

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    pull shifter handle off and remove boot and look under there. I bet there is something jamming the works. like coins. people put coins in ash tray and over fill, coins slide out and down where shift lock is.

    start there. you should be able to lift shift lock with screwdriver and put shifter into park and remove your key then
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