Question about 2007 Chevrolet Impala LS Sedan New Cars
I have a 2007 Chevy Impala, I cant get it out of park. I drove it today and when I can home and parked it nothing unusual happened. So when I went to leave again. I started the car no problems, went to shift it and I couldn't push the button in to move the shifter (Yes foot was on the brake). So I turned the car off and set the alarm, then turned the alarm off, just to make sure it didnt have anything to do with the alarm. I put my foot on the brake then started the car and still was stuck.. Please help!!
You have to take off the plastic all around the gear shifter. You can wedge a screw driver carefully around the edges and pry the plastic off then there is a screw on the shifter take that off and slide the top off and then take off the rubber until the whole shifter is exposed then you will see in the cavity on the right side a little metal round tab on a spring that you have to push in with a screw driver and it will release the shifter. Good luck
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
I had the same problem. 2007 Impala stuck in park. Turned out to be a wiring harness. The chromed piece around the shifter can be popped up with a screw driver, the plastic below pops up and out. On the right side of the mechanism is a silver button. Push that in with a screw driver and the shift lever can be moved. Not a problem solver but it can be driven to be repaired somewhere.
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
When you hit the brake pedal, do your brake lights light up??? Maybe the sensor on the pedal is bad and that is why its not releasing the shift lock.
Look above the brake pedal on the linkage for the switch. Maybe there will be a loose wire or it got bent or something?
(even if the brake lights light up, it still might be the switch... some vehicles have 2 switches on the brake pedal)
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
Thanks a lot for the information, wife calls me and the 07 chevy impala is stuck in park in the drive thru line at Mc Donalds. Without checking here for a solution, I wouldn't have had a clue what to do. Took the top off the console and could see the silver spring mounted switch. Used a long screw driver to push it in and it went right into gear !! You guys are real life savers !!!!
Posted on Feb 15, 2012
Followed these instructions. Worked perfectly. Left the car in neutral
when I had to stop (set emergency brake) so the 'park' latch would not
re-engage and I wouldn't have to 'pop' the release each time I parked.
In neutral you can turn off the engine but you can't remove the key.
I just left the key in the ignition switch and carried my remote separately
so I could at least lock the doors. - many thanks and good luck
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
I have been driving my Dad's 2007 Impala until I can save up enough to buy a car of my own. I drove to work as normal and got in the car to go to lunch and the car would not come out of park. I came across this online and managed to find the button to get it out of park. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Posted on Feb 11, 2015
On my 2006 HHR, this same thing happened. There is a series of events that affect the shifter moving out of park. When you step on the brake it engages the brake switch. This in turn activates a solenoid that unlocks the shifter. if the brake switch is working the next most likely on these cars id s busted release actuator. The tube in the shift arm has a bar that goes through it and there's a T near the bottom. This weakens the bar and it tends to break. You can replace the whole shifter or do like I did and repair the bar.
Posted on Dec 25, 2014
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