The previous owner left it in all the time as it is hard to remove, but I found a way to get it out, but it's a bit like a safe-breaker picks a lock! And I think it leaves the car in neutral rather than reverse.
It's not a major problem for me, but not ideal if anyone else has to drive it.
It feels like the 'release' position is in the wrong place, rather than not working, but I've never taken one of these mechs apart to see how it works and what can be done.
I wondered if this is a common or easily fixable problem? Thanks, Mark
-------------------- 2008 9-3 Convertible 1975 96 in Green 1957 Austin Metropolitan