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2005 pontiac grand prix, can't remove key from ignition, shifter doesn't seem to go all the way into park?

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  • mbrown126 Mar 30, 2011

    SHIFTER DOESN'T SEEM TO GO TOTALLY INTO PARK

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Try it in neutral. Set your parking break so you dont roll away

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