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My shifter button won't push in to get it out of park. When you try pushing it in you can hear a clicking sound in the dash on the driverside

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It sounds like you may have a faulty shift interlock solenoid. It is under the center console. You can expose it and see if it is getting voltage when the vehicle is on and you foot is on the brake. If it is, replace the solenoid. If it isn't, you may have a faulty relay.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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SOURCE: 2007 HHR gear shifter button engaged and stuck in park

I had the same problem and once I wiggled the shifter enough to get it out of park then the key stuck in the ignition started.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: key stuck, now new problem

There is a pin that goes thru the shift cable that is falling out. Above the window buttons pry the little plastic holder out remove the 2 screws take the plastic off of the sides of the console you will see a black plastic frame with holes in it I cut a larger hole between 2 of the small holes with a hack saw on the driver side. Put the car in neutral drivers seat all the way back pull on the shift button and you will see the pin pull it out with a pair of needle nose pliers. I put 598 black loctite sealant on mine and reinstall. Shift back to park if you can get the key out and the doors unlock you have the pin in the right spot and it is making both switches when in park. You can see if it is on the switches by looking thru the hole where the little holder came out. The pin sticks out about a 1/2" on each side. Good luck

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: I start the 02 trailblazer

either your brake light switch went out or you have a bad fuse .

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you should also hear or feel a click when you press on the brake pedal, if not there is your problem

Posted on May 05, 2009

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