Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
If your shifter knob has not been damaged and is still connected properly, the cause is most likely the "brake shift interlock"...besides the dealer, your best and least costly repair might be your local locksmith...the ignition key cylinder and the brake pedal interlock can be inspected by the locksmith. This is usually a free inspection, and if repair or replacement is needed, the locksmith is experienced at this and might save extra money...If the knob is damaged or loose...the replacement of the knob and u shaped hold on clip (located on the back of the knob) is the problem...Dealers want $35 for a new knob...your local salvage yard gets a couple of bucks...Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: key gets stuck in ignition
My daughter drives a Suzuki, my solution to her is: while the gear shift lever is in park, lightly put pressure on the gear shift lever, through the park position and while pressing the gear shift towards park light rock left to right while trying to remove the key.
The interlock between the transmission and the ignition switch needs to be adjusted/ repaired or replaced.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
Try checking the brake light sending unit. Are your brake lights even working. Many newer vehincles will not shift out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed. However, a faulty sendind unit located on the pedal itself can keep you from moving anywhere. Just check to see if your brake lights are working to know if the sending unit is working.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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