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Key rotates but shift stuck in park. Windows and locks do not work, cannot start car.

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Getting a Saturn L series with Automatic transaxle out of park to neutral is pretty easy. It is desribed in the owner's manua for my 2001 LW 6 cyl. Here is how it goes.

The plastic cover plate that indicates what Shifter position you have selected ( P R N D etc.) will pop loose with just a small screwdriver inserted at the top end (radio end) and pried gently. Once the plate is loose, locate a white plastic lever in the back section of the shifter hoiusing. Pull this white lever and the shifter will be freed to put in whatever position you desire.

Happy shifting!

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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There is a (silly) safety lock on the ignition to stop it starting in gear, or the key being removed if not in park, and a sensible safety lock on the gear shift to stop kids letting it roll down a hill. Try putting your foot firmly on the brake, press the park release button beside the gear shift, while pulling the shifter out of park and back into park.
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