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I have a 2007 Pontiac G5 which will not go completely into the park position (automatic) which will not allow the key to completely shut off and be removed, meaning the lights stay on. Will start and drive normally with this exception. Have to remove battery cable to shut lights off.

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Typically your problem is in the column. That's for cars that have the shifter on the column. What's happening is the gears aren't lining up to put the shifter in the park position. Unless mechanically inclined you'll have to take into a shop.

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Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Always On with Ignition in Run
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1

Was the BTSI System Check performed?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check

2

Is this a column shift vehicle?
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Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 4 no

3

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  2. Disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector
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Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 8

4

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Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
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Go to Step 5
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5

Is the brake switch adjusted properly?
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Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7

6

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Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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7

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System OK
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8

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Repair the short to power in CKT 1135.
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11

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System OK
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12

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