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Place in nuetral with engine off

Is there anyway to place the car into neutral without having the engine running/to start? You know like you can with a traditional automatic you can turn the car to ON (not start) and you are able to slide the selector to any position including neutral.

In a SB I found in information about the shift lock cover but when I remove the cover I didn't see any buttons/options once the cover is removed to select a "mode" when the car isn't running and I can't find a way to that the TLX will let me do so without the engine running.

Sometimes while in the garage I need to move the car a foot or so, and I usually just put the car into neutral to move myself instead of starting the car for such a short period.

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I think the only way to put it in neutral is through car wash mode. You still need to start the car to do this though.

http://owners.acura.com/vehicles/inf.../Car-Wash-Mode


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That is what I was afraid of.... too bad.

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Should I be worried about running into some issues if I ever have to tow TLX when completely dead?
I knew it may never happen with my TLX, but just in case.
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That should be the least of your problems if it is completely dead. If the engine cannot start the top truck drivers can hoist the car and put a dolly under the wheels so that it can be pulled safely.

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I believe removing the shift lock cover is just the first step as that is all it is, a cover.
The next step is to remove the physical key from your FOB and insert it where you just removed the cover from.
While the key is in there depressing the shift lock you should be able to shift to neutral.
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I believe removing the shift lock cover is just the first step as that is all it is, a cover.
The next step is to remove the physical key from your FOB and insert it where you just removed the cover from.
While the key is in there depressing the shift lock you should be able to shift to neutral.
MrMoo got it spot on. This is how its done without engine.
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Wait wooooo wait... really thats handy. MrMoo where did you see that and where is the shift lock?

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Wait wooooo wait... really thats handy. MrMoo where did you see that and where is the shift lock?
Page 502 of the owners manual

I was Looking through it last week trying to figure out the difference between ATF type 2 and ATF type 3 and ran into the shift lock stuff. I still can't figure out the difference because as far as I can tell Acura only sells one type of ATF fluid. But I digress, I might start my own post with that question
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Ah I should have clarified... I have the 9 speed, no shift lever... Pg 502 is referring to the shift lever... I thought I had a solution. Thanks for the info regardless.

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