Question about 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
I start the car. put foot on the brake. try to shift, it won't shift out of park. the brake lights work. what should I do?
The shift lock solenoid is mounted on the side of transmission , check for power in the Dk Grn/Wht wire when the brake is applied. if you have power replace the shift lock solenoid , if no power is present then you need to trace the Dk Grn/ Wht wire back to the brake pedal switch to find the open curcuit
Posted on Nov 21, 2014
Check the fuse for the shift interlock solenoid. This is an electric part which locks the shift mechanism.
Posted on Nov 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My son has a 1998
IS THIS THE FUSE THAT IS BLOWING? ERLS FUSE?THE KEY WILL FEEL A LITTLE WARM AFTER LONG TIME.YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK EACH ONE OF THESE CIRCUITS TO DETERMINE PROBLEM
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
I do not know what you are looking at in the manual, but you probably heard a horrible noise when you put it into park, as the parking pawl tries to hold the car in place. Thist usually does not harm the transaxle. If the engine won't start then something else happened, perhaps the neutral safety switch was damaged or knocked out of adjustment. You might try to move the shifter back and forth and then back into park and then try to restart. If that doesn't work try to put the car in neutral to start. If you must have the car towed somewhere the repair should not be expensive, just have them reset the neutral safety switch.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
Check all fuses and make sur eyou don't have a blown fuse, first if they are all good then there is a switch on the top of the brake paedal that releases the lock on the shift (Its a safety so that if a kid is in the car with out pressing on brake they could engage the shift to drive) THat switch may be bad. Godd Luck
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
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Do the brake light work? No brake lights and it won't shift out of park. Check your fuses and check for loose wires. Check your brake light switch. If that has failed, you won't be able to get out of park. The other one if the shift lock solenoid which is in the shifter assembly. The brake shift interlock switch prevents the car being shifted from park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Try to apply power/ground to the proper wires & see if it will activate.. If it does, then the problem is between the brake light switch & that solenoid. Could be the wires or the switch.Make sure the shifter cable is still held down in place at the shifter assembly & under the hood. It is the interlock switch that you hear/feel clicking.It is for the prior generation but may still apply.
Good Luck and hopefully you soon will be on the road again...;-)
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