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when you shut it off were the wheels cranked sideways-sometimes this puts pressure on the locking system and won't let it disengage-try moving the steering wheel back and forth while applying pressure to the key-I hope this helps-cheers Denny
My 2003 Saturn l200 2.2 ecotec did this when the battery was dead. Put some juice on the battery, then the car came out of park, and I was able to remove the key. To the car, there's a vast difference between a sluggish battery and a dead battery. It may have enough amps to crank it, but it wont start w/out full output from the battery.
I had this issue in the past. All I did was to replace the brake switch. This part is located behind the brake pedal. Btw, if you this run into this issue again in the future, you can always push this switch with your finger and it's located on top of your steering wheel enclosure, this will disengage the shifter.there is a small rectangle shape cover that you need to remove first.
Shifter ?? why do you bother with a lazy mans gearbox ,nothing but trouble cant beat the manual version ,from your description it sounds like a inhibitor switch failure but i couldnt be sure without the old one cell brain box under the bonnet to be sure
f this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.
First see if the shifter is in park position all the way. If it is in park try starting it in N neutral position. Have someone tap on the starter with a hammer while turning the key. I could be the Ignition switch harness or a Main Relay under the dash on the right of the steering wheel (you can't see it until you lay down on the floor board and look behind the dash.
If this is a floor shifter or center console shifter there is actually a lock release next to the shifter. Look next to the shifter handle and you should see a small square plug in the console remove the plug and you will see a little white button in it this is the shifter release push it and you can move the shifter.
the steering wheel lock doesnt lock in till the steering wheel is turned a bit .as for the dash lights and wipers i would need to play with it to sort this one out ,because it could be anything froma earth wire to ??
could be neautral safety switch ours does this and we have to pull it out of park and put it back into park or hold the shifter lever up while turning the key the sec light should go out if it starts. ours does.