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Sounds like it could be a faulty shift interlock solenoid.Its about $60.00 at www.rockauto.com.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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make sure the key is on and you are stepping on the brake pedal.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006impala is stuck in park the shifter is locked

Sounds like a problem in the steering column/and or key cylinder.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2006impala is stuck in park the shifter is locked

disconect it at the tranny , see if you can shift the tranny by hand,if not then the problem is the tranny , if so then its either the shifter or the igntiton tumbler

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SOURCE: I shut the vehicle off in R and then put the

with light force pull shifter towards the park letter at the same time try turning the key to start the truck

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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Shifter locked in park


Check the center console for a small square of plastic in a cutout. Gently pry the square from its hole, and use a small screwdriver to depress the mechanical lock in the hole. This should allow the shifter to unlock. You need to have the brake switch repaired or replaced to allow the lock to be released electrically.

Aug 11, 2016 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata

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The gear shifter on my 1998 Pontiac SE coupe will not unlock so I can take the car out of park


Do you have column or floor shifter ?
All automatic transaxle models use an electric park lock system. Within the housing assembly, a lock cylinder is connected to an actuator which rotates and engages on the electric park lock solenoid. When the floor-shift lever is not in the park position, the actuator disengages from the electric park lock solenoid slider. This allows the lock cylinder to move to the lock position. With the shift lever in PARK and the lock cylinder in LOCK, the actuator cam is positioned against the electric park lock solenoid slider. This prevents the shift lever from shifting out of the PARK position.
The column-shift automatic transaxle model uses a flexible cable actuator instead of an electric park lock system. One end of the cable is attached to the gate assembly. The other end of the cable is attached to the column mounted housing assembly. This system functions similarly to the floor-shift ignition lock system.
The manual transaxle model uses a push button lock cylinder. A clutch start switch is used. The clutch pedal must be pressed before the engine will crank. Refer to Park Lock System Check .
CAN you turn the key on ?
The gear selector does not shift out of PARK with the brake pedal depressed and the ignition switch in RUN.
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Always On with Ignition in Run
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1

Was the BTSI System Check performed?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check

2

Is this a column shift vehicle?
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Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 4 no

3

  1. Move the gear selector to the PARK position.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector
  3. Turn the ignition switch to RUN.
  4. Connect the test lamp between terminal B and ground.
Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 8

4

  1. Disconnect the brake switch connector C2.
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
--
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 8

5

Is the brake switch adjusted properly?
--
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7

6

Replace the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

7

Adjust the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

8

  1. Disconnect the BTSI solenoid connector (column shift vehicles) or disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector (console shift vehicles).
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
--
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 10

9

Repair the short to power in CKT 1135.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

10

Test for sticking or binding in the shift linkage.
Does the shift linkage stick or bind?
--
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 12

11

Repair the shift linkage.
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
--

12

Replace the BTSI solenoid (column shift vehicles) or replace the automatic transaxle control (console shift vehicles).
Is the repair complete?
--
System OK
Go to Step 1

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How do I get a stuck key out of an ignition lock cylinder on a 2006 chevy impala 3.9 motor


Does it go into the lock position ? Will the shifter go into the park position ? Is it a automatic transmission ?
Electronic Park Lock (EPL)/Ignition Lock Cylinder Control Actuator: If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission and a floor mounted console gear shift, it has an ignition lock cylinder control actuator system in the steering column. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator purpose is to prevent the ignition key from being turned to the OFF position when the transmission is in any position other than PARK and the vehicle may still be moving. The column ignition lock system consists of an ignition lock cylinder control actuator, and a park position switch that is located in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The ignition lock cylinder control actuator contains a pin that is spring loaded to mechanically prevent the ignition key cylinder from being turned to the lock position when the vehicle transmission is not in the PARK position. If vehicle power is lost, and/or the transmission is not in the PARK position the operator will not be able to turn the ignition key to the lock position and will not be able to remove the ignition key from the column.
There should be a hole in the bottom of plastic steering cover or a rubber cover that comes out . you can stick your finger up there an there is a button you push that will allow you to take out the key !
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Apr 08, 2015 | 2006 Chevrolet Chevrolet Impala LT

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Audi transmission shift


Park is release by a small solenoid, the solenoid is powered up by the brake light circuit, so if the brake lights don't work due to a bad switch or wiring issue at the switch park will no release. If the brake lights do work then the wiring to the solenoid may be defective or the solenoid is sticking. Every car I have ever worked on has a bypass for the park lock, check your owner's manual for information on bypassing the lock out when this type of problem occurs.

Mar 20, 2017 | 1998 Audi A8

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Shifter wont come out of park


This car is equipped with a park lock system, in order for the system solenoid to release the shifter lock pin the brake lights must be on and the pedal pushed of course. So the first thing you need to do is check if the brake lights work and repair as needed.

Jun 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1990 toyota p/u 4x4 automatic. It stuck in park. Will not release to drive. What is solution


Repair the shift lock mechanizm (either the linkage or an electrical issue) or to get by, use the shift lock release which is typically a small hole next to the shifter that may or may not be marked as the shift lock release. Place a key or the like into the hole to release the shifter from park.

Nov 06, 2009 | 1990 Toyota Pickup

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Shifter lock won't release, can't get car out of park . how does this lock work?


On a Volvo with an automatic transmission, there is a yellow piece of plastic behind the shifter and underneath the brushes. Pull forward on the yellow plastic (Pull toward the shifter). Sometimes the yellow piece of plastic is hard to pull. It will release the shifter lock. The shifter lock could be locked because the battery is dead. However, it could be caused by a defective switch. I have not replaced a defective shifter lock switch

Aug 27, 2009 | 1990 Volvo 740

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2006 Altima won't shift into reverse or park


Is there any warning lights or malfunction besides this?? There are three main parts that may cause this: Park/Neutral safety switch(located on the transmission), Brake pedal switch(located at the brake pedal), Shift lock solenoid(located below the shifter). P/N safety switch prevents the shifter from shifting out of (P) or shifting into (R/P) while vehicle is in motion. Brake pedal switch sends a signal to release the shifter lock to shift out of park. Shift lock, locks the shifter as describe above and is located at the shifter base. I recommend inspection/replacement of the shift lock solenoid and P/N safety switch as its an intermitted problem. Hopefully this helps

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