Honda CR-V: Shift Lock Release
This allows you to move the shift
lever out of Park if the normal
method of pushing on the brake
pedal and pressing the release
button does not work.
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Remove the key from the ignition
3. Put a cloth on the edge of the shift
lock release slot cover. Using a
small flat-tipped screwdriver or
metal fingernail file, carefully pry
on the edge of the cover to remove
4. Insert the key in the shift lock
5. Push down on the key while you
press the release button on the
shift lever and move the shift lever
out of Park to neutral.
6. Remove the key from the shift
lock release slot, then reinstall the
cover. Make sure the notch on the
cover is on the right side. Insert
the key back into the ignition
switch, press the brake pedal, and
restart the engine.
If you need to use the shift lock
release, it means your vehicle is
developing a problem. Have the
vehicle checked by your dealer.
Always use the parking brake when
you park your vehicle. Make sure
the parking brake is set firmly, or
your vehicle may roll if it is parked
on an incline.
Set the parking brake before you pu
Make sure the moonroof (if
equipped) and the windows are
Turn off the lights.
Place any packages, valuables, etc.
in the cargo area or take them
Lock the doors and the tail
Your vehicle is equipped with disc
brakes at all four wheels. A power
assist helps reduce the effort needed
on the brake pedal. The anti-lock
brake system (ABS) helps you retain
Your vehicle has higher ground
clearance that allows you to travel
over bumps, obstacles, and rough
terrain. It also provides good
visibility so you can anticipate
Because your vehicle rides higher
off the ground, it has a high center
of gravity that can cause it to
Removing parts from your vehicle,
or replacing components, with
non-Honda components could
seriously affect your vehicleвЂ™s
handling, stability, and reliability.
Here are some examples:
Lowering the vehicle with a non-
Honda suspension kit that
significantly reduces ground
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