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2006 chevy impala won't shift out of park, and steering wheel won't lock

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Check for broken wires under the floor shifter at the BTSI connector..the 06 impala had shift solenoid problems often. If thats ok then...remove the negative battery cable and turn key to the on position...try to shift in to Neutral...if your are able to shift, the brake switch is faulty.
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Sometimes the keyless entry systems get out of whack and the car won't shift out of park. Hit the unlock button twice and then try it. This happened to me twice in one month.

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