Question about 1999 Buick Regal
Check your battery terminals. Sounds strange but a weak connection can cause it to not crank and also not release the key. Ive had bad terminals before; the car would be dead until i open a door then everything comes to life, but when u try to start it, it goes click and everything dies
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
It sounds like theres a short could be in the ignition wiring couldnt say for sure pull off cover around steering column and inspect wires for burn marks or melting etc also inspect wires to brake padal under dash if your not sure your best off going to an auto electrician if you happen to see something visible i can try to tell you what to do next
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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.
Did you perform the Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control tests and all the necessary inspection?
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