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Standard Brand ignition lock cylinder recodingMat for a 1999 Sonoma gmc. Installed a new ignition lock cylinder, my gears are locked. Do I need to recode it, to get the gears to unlock


There is a shifter unlock cable( not plug in or loose). The only thing with the cylinder replacement may be a relearn for security. This kills the engine, doesn't mess with the shifter or transmission.

Oct 22, 2016 | 1999 GMC Sonoma

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What causes my gear shift to lock in park


Manufacturers have designed the shifters to lock in the Park position. This is to prevent children from accidentally moving the shifter out of Park if they are playing behind the wheel (as they should not be of course). The ignition must be in the ON position, with the brake pedal pressed, to release the shifter from PARK. If there is a malfunction, most cars have a bypass release button hidden near the shifter. Check your owners manual for details if needed.

Apr 18, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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After starting engine and applying brake the gear shifter leaver will not engage drive unlock gearshift locked in park


There is usually a manual override button/hole located near the shifter that will allow you to release the shifter to allow use until you can get the unlock mechanism repaired.

Sep 15, 2014 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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What would be causing shifter to be locking?


shifter gear change 'nylon' bushes are worn and preventing correct movement of shifter.

Aug 30, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Ignition switch key lock solenoid passat


when you shut it off were the wheels cranked sideways-sometimes this puts pressure on the locking system and won't let it disengage-try moving the steering wheel back and forth while applying pressure to the key-I hope this helps-cheers Denny

Nov 08, 2013 | 2004 Hummer H2

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Shifter stuck in park


On some models there is a pin or clip you can press with a screwdriver to release the lock.
Usually you can unlock the shifter before you turn the key to the on position.
The brake switch or the shift lock solenoid would need to be tested.

Apr 04, 2013 | 1999 Ford Contour

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I can't move shifter


Assuming the key lock is turning correctly, it could be the brake pedal switch or the lock solenoid that locks the shifter into park.
You could try unlocking the key switch but not turning the switch on, then try moving the shifter. Sometimes the lock solenoid is not "locked" until you turn the key switch on.

Jan 13, 2013 | 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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I am pretty sure that the solenoid for my shifter is dying because I have alot of difficulty getting it out of park and when I press the button on the shifter to release it from park I am hearing a click...


I think that is normal for all cars or some of it, because if your steering wheel is lock, you can not release your shifter to D to R or to N because your car is design with the safety lock for anti-theif. Before you start and drive your car, you need to turn your key to the switch position and unlock the steering wheel by turning or wiggling left and right the steering wheel until you will hear the click then its also automatically unlock your shifter. The click sound is lock or unlock. Maybe you don't know also that every time you get out from you car and toke off your key and accidentally turn a little bit your steering wheel, and also you don't hear or feel the click specially if you are in a hurry, your car is in a safety lock. I hope you get what I mean, OK, Thnx

Jan 05, 2010 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

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My 1998 saturn has a steering wheel problem. It is locked in park and will not unlock...


there is a sensor attached to the brake pedal that unlocks the shifter can be bad or loose. Sometime wiggling the wheel back and forth will unlock the shifter and ignition. Also pressing the lever up past park will usually unlock it as well

Oct 13, 2009 | 2004 Saturn ION

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Shifter locked up (% Protege


Yes under the hood on the trans is the linkage. Pull that off the trans (should be a clip) and move the lever it was on. If that is stuck it is the trans.

Jul 18, 2009 | 2006 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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