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My 2006 Chevy HHR gives me problems when I try to get the shifter out of the park position. I have to play with the gear shift button for a few minutes before it finally goes into drive. I have had to put it in neutral when parking and put the emergency break on for months now b/c I can't afford to have the dealership fix it right now... Any recalls on this yet? I also had to have the driver's side door locking mechanism replaced b/c the door wouldn't open...

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There is a pin that goes thru the shift cable that is falling out. The next thing that will happen is the key will get stuck in the ignition. I took the plastic off of the sides of the console you will see a black plastic frame with holes in it I cut a larger hole between 2 of the small holes with a hack saw on the driver side. Put the car in neutral seat all the way back pull on the shift button and you will see the pin pull it out with a pair of neelde nose pliers. I put 598 black loctite sealant on mine and reinstall. Shift back to park if you can get the key out and the doors unlock you have the pin in the right spot and it is making both switches when in park. It sticks out about a 1/2" on each side. Good luck

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