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I have a 2006 Chevy HHR that was having the "pin" issue in the shifter where I was not able to remove keys unless I pushes a pin in access panel under steering wheel. I have lost all drive gear on the trans but still have reverse. It happened as it was being driven. Any suggestions before it goes into the trans shop and cost a fortune?

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Its either the neutral saftey switch or the passlock / passkey security system in the ignition switch.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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