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Can not get it to go from Park to Drive. Is there a shift Lock on the 2003 Rio?

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  • mimikia Oct 27, 2008

    i have the same problem with my 2003 rio just posted hope someone could help us out

  • kytsprite Nov 30, 2008

    This just happend to me last night. I wish there was a solution.


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Simple...look at the shifter and you will see on the side a button. just push down or move forward then you can start the car and shift into gear.

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20% of the time I cant get key to lock into the lock position, dash lights go out,BUT ignition circuit is left on,its like trying to remove key,w car Not in park.Could it be the neutral safety switch?

No , it's not the park neutral switch , The park neutarl switch won't allow the vehicle to start if not in park or neutal , has nothing to do with turning off the vehicle . Problem with the shift lock contro system probably !
Park Lock Control System (Regal)
The park lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the ignition is OFF. The system consists of the following components:
• The automatic transmission park lock solenoid
• The brake to shift relay
• The body control module (BCM)
• The powertrain control module (PCM)
With the ignition in the OFF position the park lock control solenoid is de-energized. This mechanically locks the shift lever in the PARK position. With the ignition in the ON position, battery voltage is supply to the park lock control solenoid. The control circuit of the park lock solenoid is provided a ground through the brake to shift relay when energized. The body control module (BCM) supplies a ground for the brake to shift relay when the body control module (BCM) receives a class 2 message from the powertrain control module (PCM) indicating the transmission is in the PARK position. This closes the normally open contacts of the brake to shift relay and grounds the park lock control solenoid. This energizes the park lock control solenoid releasing the mechanical park lock.

Sorry , but your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop .

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Unless the lock cylinder is damaged, you should be able to turn the key from lock to unlock and shift out of park. The shift is locked in park and the on positions. Be careful that the car does not roll when you shift out of park with it not running.

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Could be the brake switch, or the shift lock solenoid.
Both components would need to be tested. And you may be able to shift out of park if you try before you turn the key switch to the on position.

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