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My 2001 Saturn will not shift from park

I was on the way home from work today when my 2001 Saturn's odometer and gas gauge stopped working. When I pulled into the reiveway and turned off the ignition, I noticed the door lock/unlock also quit working. I tried to start the car and put it into gear to see if the automatic locking would work and the shifter would not move from the park position. What could cause this combination of problems?

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When my 2001 L200 did this it was the body control module. There is a button under the shifter boot that will allow you to put the car in gear. It did not effect the engine so you can drive it but it will do all kind of weird things with the lights, door locks, and gauges.

You need to find an authorized Saturn repair center or a good Chevy dealer. Some independents can fix it as well.

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  • SaturnL200 May 03, 2012

    Our 2001 L200 just did the exact same thing (i.e. intermittently car would not come out of park although it would start, remotes would not open doors or trunk, etc. ) We were able to override via the shifter boot and drove it to the dealership for diagnosis. They had it in the shop for two days trying to get it to replicate...of course it wouldn't. They called for us to come pick it up and when they got ready to pull it around for us to leave IT.DID.IT. Body control module (bcm) is the suspected culprit. It's being repaired as we speak to the tune of nearly $650. oh. my.

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