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Dissconnecct battery for 5 minutes, reconnect battery,now put in low gear without stopping drive and move lever up through gears as you would what if to shift. when you get to drive its done. hope this helps.

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How do i get to the nettrual safety switch in a 1999 pontiac grand prix


Park/Neutral Position Switch Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Block the wheels.
  3. Place the vehicle is the Neutral position.
  4. Remove the throttle body air inlet duct. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in Engine Controls.


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  6. Remove the automatic transaxle range selector cable.


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  8. Remove the wiring harness connectors.
  9. Remove the automatic transaxle range selector lever. Refer to Automatic Transmission Range Selector Cable Lever Replacement .


  10. Click to Enlarge
  11. Remove the PNP switch mounting bolts.
  12. Remove the PNP switch.

Installation Procedure


Tool RequiredJ 41545 Park/Neutral Switch Alignment Tool


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  1. Verify that the shift shaft in the Neutral position.
  2. ImportantDO NOT ROTATE A NEW PNP SWITCH. A new PNP switch is pinned in the Neutral position. If the bolt holes do not align with the mounting boss on the transaxle, verify that the shaft is in the Neutral position.
    Adjust the PNP switch if the new switch has been rotated and the pin is broken or if using an old PNP switch. Refer to Park/Neutral Position Switch Adjustment .
  3. Align the flats of the shift shaft to the flats in the PNP switch.
  4. Install the PNP switch to the mounting boss.
  5. Caution! Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
  6. Install the PNP switch mounting bolts.
  7. Tighten
    Tighten the PNP switch mounting bolts to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
  8. Install the automatic transaxle range selector lever. Refer to Automatic Transmission Range Selector Cable Lever Replacement .


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  10. Install the wiring harness connectors.


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  12. Install the automatic transaxle range selector cable.
  13. ImportantVerify that the engine starts only in the Park position or the Neutral position once the PNP switch is installed. Readjust the PNP switch and/or check the shifter and the automatic transaxle range selector lever if the engine starts in any other position. Refer to Park/Neutral Position Switch Adjustment and/or Automatic Transmission Range Selector Lever Cable Adjustment .
  14. Install the throttle body air inlet duct. Refer to Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement in Engine Controls.
  15. Remove the blocks from the wheels.
  16. Disengage the parking brake. Hope this helps, the page was read only so no pictures. Info is for 3.1L engine.

Jan 18, 2018 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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2005 cts won't sift out of park, press the brake pedal and start the car, just won't shift out of park


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Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components.
• The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid
• The brake switch
• The rear integration module (RIM)
• The transmission control module (TCM) or powertrain control module (PCM)
With the ignition ON, battery positive voltage is supplied to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid from the ignition 3 relay. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is controlled by the rear integration module. When the rear integration module (RIM) receives a class 2 serial data message from the transmission control module (TCM) or powertrain control module (PCM) indicating that the shift lever is in the PARK position the rear integration module (RIM) grounds the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid control circuit. This causes the solenoid to energize mechanically locking the shift lever in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the rear integration module receives the brake applied signal and turns off the ground to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid control circuit. This allows the shift lever to be moved out of the PARK position.

Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed

2
Apply the parking brake and block the wheels.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3
3
Turn OFF the ignition.
Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
With a scan tool, observe the TCC brake switch parameter in the transmission data display list.
Press and release the brake pedal several times.
Does the TCC brake switch status turn ON and OFF with the brake pedal?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Stop Lamps Inoperative in Lighting Systems
4
With a scan tool, observe the brake to shift control parameter in the rear integration module data list.
Press and release the brake pedal several times.
Does the brake to shift control status turn ON and OFF with the brake pedal?
YES - Go to Step 5
NO - Go to Step 8
5
Turn OFF the ignition.
Connect a test lamp between the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit and the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid control circuit at the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
With a scan tool, command the brake to shift control ON and OFF several times while observing the test lamp.
Does the test lamp turn ON and OFF with each command?
YES - Go to Step 7
NO - Go to Step 6
6
Test the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid control circuit for and open or short to battery voltage. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 11
NO - Go to Step 8
7
Inspect for poor connection at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 11
NO - Go to Step 9
8
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the rear integration module (RIM). Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Yes - Go to Step 11
NO - Go to Step 10
9
Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Actuator Replacement .
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 11
--
10
Replace the RIM. Refer to Control Module References in Computer/Integrating Systems for replacement, setup, and programming.
YES - Did you complete the replacement?
NO - Go to Step 11
--
11
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - System OK
NO - Go to Step 2

Mar 25, 2017 | Cadillac CTS Cars & Trucks

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My 2003 GMC ENVOY won't shift out of park


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
?€¢
The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


?€¢
The automatic transmission shift lock control switch

With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Voltage flows through the normally closed contacts of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid causing the transmission shift lever to be physically locked in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is pressed the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, de-energizing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. This allows the shift lever to be move out of the PARK position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed ?

2

  1. Turn ON the ignition.
  2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections
Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

4

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Leave the automatic transmission shift lock control switch disconnected.
  3. Connect a test lamp between the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit at the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid and a good ground.
  4. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?

5

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit of the park lock solenoid and a good ground.
  3. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 9

6

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Connect a test lamp between the ignition 1 voltage circuit of the park lock solenoid and the park lock solenoid ground circuit.
  3. Turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 11

7

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 14
Go to Step 13

8

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the park lock/automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid assembly. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 14
Go to Step 12

9

Repair the open or high resistance in the park lock solenoid ignition 1 voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
--

10

Repair short to battery positive voltage in the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
--

11

Repair the open or high resistance in the park lock solenoid ground circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing or Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 14
--

12

Important: Depress the button on the side of the shift lock actuator. With the button is depressed, cycle the plastic straw within the shift lever 3 to 5 times. The straw should move smoothly and freely except near the top of the travel where additional force will be required to mechanically actuate the park lock mechanism inside of the shift lock actuator. If there is stick/slip or abnormal friction while cycling the plastic straw or if the straw is altogether stuck in the lever, the entire control assembly (shifter and shift lock actuator) needs to be replaced. Refer to Transmission Control Replacement . If there is no abnormal friction, replace the shift lock actuator. Refer to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Actuator Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 14
--

13

Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Replacement in Lighting Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 14
--

14

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

Jul 09, 2016 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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2004 pontiac sunfire wont shift out of park


Problem with shift interlock system .
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
?€¢
The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid


?€¢
The body control module (BCM)


?€¢
The powertrain control module (PCM)

With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid receives a ground from the BCM. When the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is energized, the shift lever mechanically locked in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the PCM sends a class 2 serial data message to the BCM. The BCM turns OFF the ground control circuit and this de-energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. When the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is de-energized, the shift lever may be moved out of the PARK position. The BCM determines transaxle shift lever position through a class 2 serial data message from the PCM. The PCM receives inputs from the park/neutral position switch and determines shift lever position. When the BCM receives this information and determines that the shift lever is out of the PARK position, the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid ground is opened.

1

Did you perform the A Diagnostic System Check - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control

2

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
YES - Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO - Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 5

4

Test the A/T shift lock control circuit for a short to ground. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 6

5

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 7

6

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the body control module (BCM). Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 8

7

Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Transmission Control Replacement in Automatic Transaxle-4T40-E/4T45-E.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 9
--

8

Replace the body control module (BCM). Refer to Body Control Module Replacement in Body Control System.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 9
--

9

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you find and correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

Jun 29, 2016 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Stuck in park will not shift


Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the ignition is ON. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
?€¢
The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.


?€¢
The automatic transmission shift lock control switch.


?€¢
The park/neutral position switch.

With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the park/neutral position switch. When the transmission is in the PARK position the contacts in the park/neutral position switch are closed. This allows current to flow through the switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The circuit continues through the normally-closed switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, locking the shift linkage in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, causing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid to release. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position.
Park Lock Solenoid
The park lock solenoid is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the key is in the OFF position. The key must be in the RUN position to release the park lock solenoid. The system consists of the park lock solenoid. With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to the park lock solenoid. The park lock solenoid energizes through a permanent ground unlocking the shift lever. With the ignition in the OFF or ACCY position the park lock solenoid de-energizes and locks the shift lever in the park position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
DEFINITION: Transmission shift lever will not move out of the PARK position with the ignition ON and the brake pedal pressed.

1

Did you perform the Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control tests and all the necessary inspection?
Go to Step 2
Go to Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control

2

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  3. Attempt to move the shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
NO Go to Step 3

3

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  5. Attempt to move the transmission shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the transmission shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 6
Go to Step 4

4

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF
  4. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  5. Attempt to move the transmission shift lever out of the PARK position.
Does the transmission shift lever move out of the PARK position?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 5
Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 10
Go to Step 9

6

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 10
Go to Step 8

7

Repair the short to battery positive voltage in the A/T shift lock control solenoid supply voltage circuit. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 10
--

8

Replace the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. Refer to Stop Lamp Switch Replacement in Lighting Systems.
Did you complete the replacement?

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Got a 2007 Suzuki forenza and it was driving fine. I parked it and now it only has one gear and no reverse. Any ideas what it could be?


Start by ensuring the tranny fluid level is correct. Is the check engine light on? If so have any codes scanned that may be related to the transmission to point you in the right direction. You can also try disconnecting/reconnecting the battery to see if it will reset the transmission control module and correct your issue.

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How to remove and replace auto transmission ?


Its a big job gave you and example for neon

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Automatic transmission won t shift


you need to replace the NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH (some people call it a PRNDL Switch. Once you get it aligned correctly, all will be well. Install it in Neutral with the Shift indicator in Neutral. Tighten the Bolts and make sure the Park indicator is in Park and the movement of the Cable is correct. you may have to make multiple attempts to get it right.

Feb 12, 2014 | Eagle Cars & Trucks

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1995 VW Jetta Automatic transmission shifts fine upon initial take-off from stand-still. Once tranny has shifted up into 4th, and then back down into 3rd, (as it should normally) it will not shift back...


I would suspect you are correct and it is an electrical problem with the electronics in the transmission. I would recommend you have this looked into by a professional. Ignoring it my end up causing more expensive problems.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1995 Volkswagen Jetta

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Hello, I own a 93 toyota forerunner, 4*4, v6, automatic. Transmission was only shifting at very high rpms. Replaced trans with another out of identical vehicle, transmission will not shift, disconnected...


The transmission is controlled by the Transmission Control Unit (TCU).

Throttle position, rpm, and speed are input parameters to the TCU. The TCU has a default set of shift patterns. These shift patterns change over time based on your specific vehicle setup and driving habbits.

The shift patterns are only slightly affected by driving habbits over many driving cycles. But, changing the relationship between the throttle position and the actual speed being reported by the speed sensor can have an immediate effect on shift patterns.

While your speedo may now be correct, the realtionship between rpm and thottle position has not been corrected. That would take a gear change in the differentials.

The TCU can be reset to an inital learn base line. When this is done, the TCU will instantly learn the dynamics of your setup.

Any shop with an advanced ODB scan tool can reset the the TCU. The dealer or a transmission shop would be preferable.

You really should change your differential gears as opposed to resetting the TCU

This information was posted by ftgiles here

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