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Gear select doesn't unlock when brake is depressed

When first starting this 1999 Buick Regal, the console mounted gear select won't unlock when brake is depressed when first starting car. No matter what you do, it won't unlock. But after sitting for a few minutes with the engine running then it finally unlocks and allows you to shift out of parkl. Then it usually works until you leave it sit for a period of time and then you have to wait again. What is wrong?

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SOUNDS LIKE U HAVE A DEFECTIVE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH OR SHIFT INTERLOCK. GET SOMEONE TO CHECK THE BRAKE LAMPS AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE WORKING WHEN U ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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