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The non-hybrid versions with the electronic gear shift selector there’s a pin/shaft on the side of the transmission that needs to be turned to manually take it out of park. I haven’t looked on my hybrid to see if that same shaft is there, but it is on the conventional ICE models. (EDIT: just went and glanced, and if it’s there its somewhere else because it does not show like it does in this video) Should be the same on pretty much all of the honda electronic gear shifts. I know the odyssey and pilot have the same.

Honda makes a specific tool for turning that shaft, and locking it into the neutral position. Otherwise it will spring back to the park position. So you could have someone turn it with pliers, but they’d need to hold it for you. I’ve seen the tools go for as little as $75, but apparently after these question started being asked on forums several years ago there was a run on the parts, and the tool now sells for $150-200 from dealerships. Probably available cheaper elsewhere. Tool p/n is 07AAA-TZ3A100

 

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The non-hybrid versions with the electronic gear shift selector there’s a pin/shaft on the side of the transmission that needs to be turned to manually take it out of park. I haven’t looked on my hybrid to see if that same shaft is there, but it is on the conventional ICE models. (EDIT: just went and glanced, and if it’s there its somewhere else because it does not show like it does in this video) Should be the same on pretty much all of the honda electronic gear shifts. I know the odyssey and pilot have the same.

Honda makes a specific tool for turning that shaft, and locking it into the neutral position. Otherwise it will spring back to the park position. So you could have someone turn it with pliers, but they’d need to hold it for you. I’ve seen the tools go for as little as $75, but apparently after these question started being asked on forums several years ago there was a run on the parts, and the tool now sells for $150-200 from dealerships. Probably available cheaper elsewhere. Tool p/n is 07AAA-TZ3A100

Thank you for the response. I found that video and also tried those options. Neither of those options are available on the hybrid model. At this point, it looks like there is no option to get it into neutral. But how is that possible? There has to be a way.
 

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Afaik you can't. Replace the batter where it is.
It isn’t a battery issue. The battery is good. The vehicle had water damage and is suspected to be stuck in a gear. But it can’t be investigated any further because it won’t start….it’s like it glitched and is stuck. It’s hard to believe there is no way to manually override this.
 

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The vehicle had water damage and is suspected to be stuck in a gear.
Honestly if this is your vehicle (from start) and it has water damage, will not start, can't be diagnosed, take the insurance pay off and walk away from it... IMO the issues from water damage are just beginning. If you're looking at obtaining/purchasing this car from previous water damage you will need a lot of mechanical ability and patience as it will be one thing after another with all the electronics in Gen X Accord's. 😩
 

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That's not there on the hybrid.
It isn’t a battery issue. The battery is good. The vehicle had water damage and is suspected to be stuck in a gear. But it can’t be investigated any further because it won’t start….it’s like it glitched and is stuck. It’s hard to believe there is no way to manually override this.
You can be in disbelief all you want as I said the hybrid has no manual override. Either fix it where it sits or tow it those were your options.
 

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That's not there on the hybrid.

You can be in disbelief all you want as I said the hybrid has no manual override. Either fix it where it sits or tow it those were your options.
I mean it’s fair to have a little disbelief. If you walked up and asked any person on the street if they could think of a situation where you’d want to be able to roll a car with a dead battery, etc. they’d probably give you one immediately.

Obviously it’s something the Honda engineers considered with the non-hybrid power trains because they built a function into the vehicle to do it. It’s just hard to imagine them not considering hybrids would ever encounter the same issue.
 
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