Question about 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix
Posted by Anonymous on
It is likely the wires to the sensor that detects when it is in park, located inside the center console. (fairly easy to pop the console open, I watched a couple of youtube videos to see someone do it first) The wires are very small (~20 ga) and they are installed with very little slack. The sensor is attached to the gear shifter, so it is pulling on these wires with every shift out of park, especially if you put it all the way down to 1st gear. You likely have a broken wire to this sensor. Splice it back together and that might fix your issue. (we actually had 2 wires broken, and key would not come out of ignition)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
do the brake lights work? if not the park lock out solenoid will be inop and will not pull lock out pin back to release park. let me know.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
If you have an auto trans, check to make sure the car is in park. If the shift lever is even slightly misaligned, (even though the indicator says PARK) your key won't come out.
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It is a common problem, and I found two possible answers. The ignition plunger in the ignition switch or the Park release solenoid located in the center console. I've heard that when the solenoid sticks it prevents your key from being released. I have not fixed mine yet, I just use the inside of a ball point pen to release the plunger by sticking it in the access hole under the ignition.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
Either the speed sensor, TCC solenoid , ECU or a stuck check ball in a lockup plate. I recommend taking this to a transmission shop this could get fustrating.
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
I just got done going through this. First make sure the fuse is good wich mine was. Then pull the plastic and everyting off the center counsel. Start by removing the cubby inside take the whole box out then open the cup holder and pop the plastic trim up and do it all the way down you will need to set your emergency brake so you can put the car in neutral to remove the trim piece. if you look down at the bottom of the shifter in front of the pivot point you will see a plug that is there it has 5 wires comming out of it. if your car dont shift the green wire with white stripe is broken. if your key dont turn back the purple wire with black stripe is broken. the reason I know this is only the green wire was broke when I first opened mine up you could see it. when I went to remove the plug the other wires fell off they were all dry rotted If this happens to you you could get luckey and find one at the bone yard I did but the purple wire was broke on it thats how I know thats what controls the key. I had to fix the plug and wire it to my old harness because mine also has heated seats and preformance shift the one I got from the bone yard didnt. So if you manage to break all the wires off the plug like I did and need to wire in a new plug I have the wireing for you.looking at the back of the plug tang up top left not used top middle green top right red but there is 2 of these dosent matter wich one you use. now the bottom left purple middle red right orange and black. its not that bad to do yourself. please dont jam something in the shift lock release and leave it. They fail to tell you even with the key removed any kid can hop in and pull it out of park NOT SAFE.
Posted on Mar 16, 2011
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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/car-will-not-move-when-in-gear.html ---- transmission sticks in first gear? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-transmission-sticks-in.html ----- Transmission not engaging in first gear? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/mercedes-benz-not-engaging-in-first.html ----- Vehicle only goes in First gear?
Car is stuck in park
and the shift will not move?
---- Engine will not go out of park mode? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/2002-nissan-sentra-will-not-go-out-of.html ---- Car stuck in park? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/nissan-sentra-stuck-in-park.html ----- Car will not come out of Park?
Automatic transmission will not go into high gear?
--- Car wont downshift sometimes?
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----- Auto wont shift from park? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/ford-taurus-wont-shift-from-park.html ---- Car Transmission will not go into Park mode?
----- Shift indicator directly goes to 2nd when key is turned ON?
---- Third gear missing and engine losing power?
------- Vehicle has whining sound in gear?
----- Hard to shift gears on Manual transmission?
------ Car hard shift at slow speeds?
--- Automatic transmission shift lever hard to move on cold mornings?
------ Gear shifts hard?
------- Vehicle noticed sluggish delayed shifts while driving?
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