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Key won’t come out of ignition lock

I can’t get my key out of ignition lock This article addresses the follow issues on GM vehicles: key wont come out ignition, won’t shift out of park, shifter won’t return to park. All late model vehicles are required to have a shift interlock feature that prevents you from shifting out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed. When you press on the brake, a shifter interlock solenoid activates and pulls a locking pin out of the way allowing you to shift out of park. If vehicles with the … Read More

Brake lights don’t work

My brake lights don’t work and won’t shift out of park GM has issued a technical service bulletin #08-05-22-009B to address an issue of intermittent brake light operation (Brake lights don’t work), won’t shift out of park, cruise control doesn’t work, trouble codes C0131, C0161, or C0277. The TSB applies to the following vehicles: 2004-07 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 2005-09 Pontiac G6 2007-09 Saturn Aura Since the brake switch is involved in all of these symptoms, you may be tempted to replace it. Even after replacing … Read More

Can’t shift out of park Mazda, Ford

Can’t shift out of park, Mazda, Ford Diagnose and fix a can’t shift out of park condition Ford and Mazda have issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #07-6-11 for a can’t shift out of park condition on 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute vehicles built between 1.19.07 and 2.12.07. The shift interlock may prevent the user from shifting out of park and it may also set a B2572 trouble code. Ford advises that you start by checking the condition of fuse #5 (10A). Then apply the brake … Read More

Car Won’t shift out of park

How to get my car to shift out of park Most vehicles now come with a shift interlock device to prevent you from shifting into or out of gear without having your foot on the brake pedal. The switch is built into the brake light switch and when it determines your foot is on the pedal, it energizes a shift interlock solenoid. The solenoid pulls a locking pin out of the way so you can shift. When the system fails, the Car Wont shift out of park. It’s either the … Read More

Camry won’t shift out of park

My Camry won’t shift out of park When a Toyota Camry won’t shift out of park, the most likely problem is a bad shift lock control switch. The shift lock control switch is located in the center console towards the rear of the shifter lever. It’s controlled by the shift lock control unit and energizes the shift lock solenoid so it releases and allows the user to shift out of park. The shift interlock computer receives power from the cigar & radio fuse on the blue/red wire. It also receives … Read More


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