My 2003 Grand Am will not go into park
Try putting it into neutral, then apply the parking brake, then try to remove your key.
The problem is the BTSI or Brake-Transmission Interlock. It is a safety feature designed to allow the car out of park only when the brake is pressed, and only allow the key to turn to lock in the ignition when properly parked. Your car is not "recognizing" that your in fact, properly mechanically parked. If my first instructions did not work; try the following...you will need both hands simultaneously and one foot.
*This only applies if your battery is not dead*
Apply the brake;
then with your right hand, push in your shift lever button and push the lever forward as far as will go...hold firmly.
Then with your left hand, try to turn your key to lock and remove it.
However if your battery is dead, look at your shift console. You will see a plastic tab next to your shift lever, it may have a "12V" label next to it. Beneath this tab is the switch for emergency power to get your key out of the ignition on a dead battery.
Mar 15, 2010 |
2003 Pontiac Grand Am