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Won't start: auto console in "park" - dash reads "drive"

2001 Cabrio automatic. Car sat for several weeks. Battery died. Replaced battery. However, although consol easily shifts to park and cable is intact, once key is turned, dashboard indicator immediately jumps to "drive" - so car will not start.

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  • gene dixon Jan 23, 2013

    Thank you, Jerome. Once we eliminate some easier to access options, we will take a look at the neutral safety switch. The car had been starting fine up until the time we let it sit for a month.

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Check neutraul safety switch for malfuntion ..It is near the shifter linkage either in the console or under at the transmission link area..

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