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I have a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer that is stuck in reverse on the dash, but the shifter is in the park position. The key will turn but no ignition. I manually released the solenoid, which allowed the shifter to move, but was still unable to start the vehicle.

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Replace nutual safety switch, mounts on the side of the transmission by the shifter lever.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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