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I am wondering if anybody has any idea about this error message on My car ( European F56 MINI Cooper 2-door hardtop built on 07/15/2015 with the B38 engine).
Currently, every time I put the car in P and switch the car off and open my door, I get a warning message Secure vehicle against rolling. I chick the car with a diagnostic tool, which won't clear the error.

The error says "Shiftlock solenoid selector lever wrongly not locked in P intermittent ” code 420106.

One of the forum members had the same problem and I asked him but I could not get any answer from him but he said the company told him he should go for a new control unit at £958+VAT to replace it.*( what does he mean by new control unit )?
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Hey there, just had an F55 here at my shop with the same issue. Remove the shift lever assembly, the whole thing, not just the lever.
Carefully open it up. Inside there is a white lever that has a magnet on the back side of it (rear most) and the shift interlock solenoid pushes this lever.
On the one here, we removed that while lever and found the spring broken so that interlock lever's magnet was no longer in range of the sensor. We unwound the spring to get the length we needed and it works.
Hope it helps
Troy

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am wondering if any body have any idea about this error message on My car ( European F56 MINI Cooper 2-door hardtop built in 07/15/2015 with the B38 engine).
Currently every time i put car in P and switch the car off and open my door, i get warning message Secure vehicle against rolling . I chick the car with a diagnostic tool , which wont clear the error.
and the error says "Shiftlock solenoid selector lever wrongly not locked in P intermittent ” code 420106.
One of the forum members had the same problem and I asked him but I could not get any answer from him but he said the company told him he should go for a new control unit at £958+VAT to replace.*( what he mean by new control unit ) ?
 

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Hey there, just had an F55 here at my shop with the same issue. Remove the shift lever assembly, the whole thing, not just the lever.
Carefully open it up. Inside there is a white lever that has a magnet on the back side of it (rear most) and the shift interlock solenoid pushes this lever.
On the one here, we removed that while lever and found the spring broken so that interlock lever's magnet was no longer in range of the sensor. We unwound the spring to get the length we needed and it works.
Hope it helps
Troy

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Hello Troy. Is this removal done all from the top? I don't need a complete walkthrough, but just a general idea of how you got that seperated out would be greatly appreciated. Got this message on my F55 and would like to check out that lever before spending on parts or service. Thx.
 

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yes, you remove the center plastic, then you can undo the shifter from where it is in the car and with some patience get it done.
salut peut on faire ça soi même car j'ai le meme probleme et le meme message depuis une semaine ?
je ne suis pas tres mecanique mais avec un peu d'explication je peux me debrouiller..??

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hello can we do this yourself because I have the same problem and the same message for a week?
I am not very mechanical but with a little explanation I can manage.


sorry for the translation I did as I can
 

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tout est fait par des hommes, c'est difficile a expliquer avec des mots, le truc c'Est d'Avoir un ressort pret avant de démonter le tout. Le travail ce fait en 3 étapes:
1. enlever la console de plastique qui recouvre le shifter.
2. Démonter le shifter pour remplacer le spring.
3. Remonter tout ca

Tu en auras probablement pour 4-5 heures
 

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tout est fait par des hommes, c'est difficile a expliquer avec des mots, le truc c'Est d'Avoir un ressort pret avant de démonter le tout. Le travail ce fait en 3 étapes:
1. enlever la console de plastique qui recouvre le shifter.
2. Démonter le shifter pour remplacer le spring.
3. Remonter tout ca

Tu en auras probablement pour 4-5 heures
Ah ok merci en gros oui je vois faut remplacer le capteur ou le reparer sois meme car a mon avis sa se vend pas en pièce détachée sa ?

le truc va surement me couter en main d oeuvre
 

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Here is a picture of the actual spring. I unbent one turn to allow it to do it's job again.

Uopu can see the end that broke, it's sharp

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Exactly the same happened in my MIni cooper F55. Following your instructions I fixed that in 5 hours (4 of them was the plastic console removal ).
Thank you so much for the instructions !
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Had this problem with my 2017 F55 Auto . Disconnected the battery (b/c in my experience, MINIs are somewhat sensitive to voltage changes and static). Followed the instructions for removal of the center console from the Cravenspeed website (i.e., to install a short shifter). Only difference was that I had to remove my armrest. No big deal. Pretty self-explanatory. To detach the shifter from the cable, line up the circular plug with the opening on the top, turn over the shifter, and push the plug out. Then had to check if the spring inside the shifter was in fact broken. Removed the 9? screws and looked inside. It was easy to see that it was, but getting to the spring was more of an issue. The pictures provided did not explain how to get to the spring. I am happy to report that once you slide the solenoid out (be careful with the wiring), the "rail" comes out, and you can lift out the rod which holds the lever containing the spring. I went ahead and removed the printed circuit board to avoid any issues. I too had to unravel one turn of the spring to get it to work. Checked it worked (i.e., moved as required), and was done with the part. Reassembly was the reverse of the above. Reconnected the battery and went to go check if I still had the horrible sound and message about the vehicle not being in Park. There was a bong! Quickly went to go see what the error message was. It said "Hood Open." Phew. Problem resolved. Had it not been for this thread, I would have resorted to getting MINI to replace the entire shifter. Thanks!
 

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Hey there, just had an F55 here at my shop with the same issue. Remove the shift lever assembly, the whole thing, not just the lever.
Carefully open it up. Inside there is a white lever that has a magnet on the back side of it (rear most) and the shift interlock solenoid pushes this lever.
On the one here, we removed that while lever and found the spring broken so that interlock lever's magnet was no longer in range of the sensor. We unwound the spring to get the length we needed and it works.
Hope it helps
Troy

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Hi! I just got my gear shift selector replaced but the message still pops up. So I’m guessing spring is the problem for me as well. How do I get to the spring? My mechanic does not know anything about mini and this is really frustrating
 

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Hi! I just got my gear shift selector replaced but the message still pops up. So I’m guessing spring is the problem for me as well. How do I get to the spring? My mechanic does not know anything about mini and this is really frustrating
As the spring is inside the gear selector assembly, if you had your entire gear shift selector replaced, then the spring should not be the problem. I disassembled mine so as to avoid having to buy a new one. In my case, it was the spring. I wrote about it in a previous post.
 

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As the spring is inside the gear selector assembly, if you had your entire gear shift selector replaced, then the spring should not be the problem. I disassembled mine so as to avoid having to buy a new one. In my case, it was the spring. I wrote about it in a previous post.
This is really frustrating:( so that spring is within the gear selector shift? Damn then idk what’s the issue with my car... dealer is charging me $190 for diagnosis. So I went to car shop I know and told him to replace the gear shift which cost me $500 with labor. But the sign still comes up 😞
 

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As the spring is inside the gear selector assembly, if you had your entire gear shift selector replaced, then the spring should not be the problem. I disassembled mine so as to avoid having to buy a new one. In my case, it was the spring. I wrote about it in a previous post.
Sorry to bother you but when you open up the assembly, what do you do with the broken wire cable? You unwound it and do you need to connect to specific place?
 

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Had this problem with my 2017 F55 Auto . Disconnected the battery (b/c in my experience, MINIs are somewhat sensitive to voltage changes and static). Followed the instructions for removal of the center console from the Cravenspeed website (i.e., to install a short shifter). Only difference was that I had to remove my armrest. No big deal. Pretty self-explanatory. To detach the shifter from the cable, line up the circular plug with the opening on the top, turn over the shifter, and push the plug out. Then had to check if the spring inside the shifter was in fact broken. Removed the 9? screws and looked inside. It was easy to see that it was, but getting to the spring was more of an issue. The pictures provided did not explain how to get to the spring. I am happy to report that once you slide the solenoid out (be careful with the wiring), the "rail" comes out, and you can lift out the rod which holds the lever containing the spring. I went ahead and removed the printed circuit board to avoid any issues. I too had to unravel one turn of the spring to get it to work. Checked it worked (i.e., moved as required), and was done with the part. Reassembly was the reverse of the above. Reconnected the battery and went to go check if I still had the horrible sound and message about the vehicle not being in Park. There was a bong! Quickly went to go see what the error message was. It said "Hood Open." Phew. Problem resolved. Had it not been for this thread, I would have resorted to getting MINI to replace the entire shifter. Thanks!
Had this problem with my 2017 F55 Auto . Disconnected the battery (b/c in my experience, MINIs are somewhat sensitive to voltage changes and static). Followed the instructions for removal of the center console from the Cravenspeed website (i.e., to install a short shifter). Only difference was that I had to remove my armrest. No big deal. Pretty self-explanatory. To detach the shifter from the cable, line up the circular plug with the opening on the top, turn over the shifter, and push the plug out. Then had to check if the spring inside the shifter was in fact broken. Removed the 9? screws and looked inside. It was easy to see that it was, but getting to the spring was more of an issue. The pictures provided did not explain how to get to the spring. I am happy to report that once you slide the solenoid out (be careful with the wiring), the "rail" comes out, and you can lift out the rod which holds the lever containing the spring. I went ahead and removed the printed circuit board to avoid any issues. I too had to unravel one turn of the spring to get it to work. Checked it worked (i.e., moved as required), and was done with the part. Reassembly was the reverse of the above. Reconnected the battery and went to go check if I still had the horrible sound and message about the vehicle not being in Park. There was a bong! Quickly went to go see what the error message was. It said "Hood Open." Phew. Problem resolved. Had it not been for this thread, I would have resorted to getting MINI to replace the entire shifter. Thanks!
Hello! Can you name/code the spring? I'm trying to buy, but I cannot find it.
 

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Hello! Can you name/code the spring? I'm trying to buy, but I cannot find it.
Hey I don’t know the part number but I ended up fixing it myself with my friend. I watched this video and it helped. It was that small damn spring inside the gear shift box 😡. Took me around 5 hours. Make sure to detach the battery if you are going to fix it yourself. I ended up trading in my mini few weeks ago. Lol
Good luck!
 
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