Shift interlock relays

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by John, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Starting today, just after first oil change my 2004 Outback is making a loud
    relay noise in steering column when I push shift knob towards right from the
    Park position - the steering column cover vibrates for a second. The
    ignition has to be on for this to happen. Then I start the car, in Park,
    when I put my foot on the brake another relay operates loudly in the shift

    These aren't soft little relay noises they a loud and rude and new.
    Everything seems to work ok, but I'm worried about relay failure. I have
    been locked in Park once and had to use the bypass button to take it in.

    I called the dealer for their input but I'm looking for ideas before I go
    Dealer says its normal noise but it never made these noises before.

    Any ideas?
    John, Dec 23, 2004
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  2. John

    chanpaul2000 Guest

    Typically, it should be a single loud "click". You say "vibrate"? That
    would be unusual ...
    chanpaul2000, Dec 23, 2004
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