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The shifter button on my 2000 chevy malibu will not push in so i am not able to get the car out of park. what can i do to fix this?

The button on the shifter for my 2000 chevy malibu will not push in so i am not able to get the car out of park. what can i do to fix this? I have drove the car earlier today and it drove fine.

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Some models have an electric interlock that is activated when you step on the footbrake of the vehicle..this must be done before taking the car out of park..if this is not so equipted it may call for removal of the shifter cover in the console and looking at the interlock mechanism for broken or jammed parts or broken springs and pins try wiggling the shifter while pushing in on the button and it may free up..good luck and repost please..thnx

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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Could be this Jessica.

  • Neutral safety switch sends a signal to the on-board computer to allow the engine to start and to engage the transmission
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start and/or transmission will not shift out of park

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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SOURCE: what does the plus/minus button on the chevy malibu shifter do?

Hi there,
I suppose its a sports mode function where the + enables you to upshift and the - to downshift.
Try using this mode when you are driving as you might like it if you used to drive manual cars before...
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SOURCE: 2007 HHR gear shifter button engaged and stuck in park

I had the same problem and once I wiggled the shifter enough to get it out of park then the key stuck in the ignition started.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Shifter stuck in park!

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

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Intermittent door ajar switch contacts.

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SOURCE: shift handle moves freely with out shifting trans

The shifter works off a shift cable which is connected to the transmission. The connection of this cable to the transmission is on the drivers side looking straight up were you can see it. The other end connects to the inner part of the shifting mechanisum where you shift
You can only get a replacement at any General Motos dealerships parts department

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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