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2016-2020 Kia Optima Switch Gears Manually, Release from Park

DIY Cost: $ 0
Est. Time: 2 - 3 mins
Difficulty: Very Easy

Summary

In this guide, you will learn how to release the shifter from park gear on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

This procedure will allow you to shift the vehicle out of the park if the shifter is stuck. This can be helpful if the battery is dead and you need to push the vehicle or tow it. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Unlock the vehicle and go to the driver's seat.
  2. Set the parking brakes. The vehicle may roll away once it is shifted out of the park. 
  3. Locate the hole on the top of the park indicator on the gear shift. Remove the cap using a small flat-head screwdriverThe gear shift of the Kia Optima.

     

  4. Insert the screwdriver on the hole to push the button inside the gear shift.Inserting the screwdriver onto the hole on the gear shift.

     

  5. Press the brake pedal then shift the gear as you keep the screwdriver pushed into the hole.Switching the gears manually.

     

2016-2020 Kia Optima Switch Gears Manually, Release from Park This procedure will allow you to shift the vehicle out of the park if the shifter is stuck. This can be helpful if the battery is dead and you need to push the vehicle or tow it.