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Shiftlock solenoid selector lever wrongly not locked in P

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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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I bought the outrageously price spring from eBay, but it worked perfectly. 3.5 hrs mostly on trim fiddling. No coding required, the error just went away after re-assembly.
Someone in the comments of the video said they used the spring from a clothes pin. I can't decide if I want to risk doing this myself. :) Maybe I'll wait until my husband goes out of town. He hates it when I take things apart.
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