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Stuck in Park

I have a 2002 Aztec, the shifter button will not release to allow me to shift. The car starts fine but will not shift into gear.

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  • richard616 Dec 19, 2008

    Where is the park safety neutral switch located?

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    I have a 2001 Pontiac Aztec and it will not shift out of park and I just had it repaired and fixed last year.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I drove through standing water, which i thought was durable, but later that night, it started up, but it would not shift. Help. I have a 97 Mitsubishi Mirage Ls 1.8. Thank You.

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Check your fuses if they're all good then its your park safety neutral switch that's bad.

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