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2003 grand prix se automatic

When i put the car in park and turn off engine and can not take my key out of the tumbler. Is this the related to the shifter? If so do i need to replace the shift assembly.

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Hi,

my 97 would do that, theres a switch in the shifter that senses that the vehicle has been put in park, its either come out of alignment, gunked up or broken, you can try "flicking" the button the you push to take the car out of gear a few times, (push, then let your fingers come off of it quickly) in park and see if it will let you have it, but it will need to have a new microswitch put in the shifter, the whole console has to come out, disconnect battery and start looking for screws inside the console storage bin and work your way forward all the way to the front of the console, some screws are hidden. study the switch assembly and remove it and maybe you can just clean and repair it, it may be just gunked up, but the part is around 75.00 (shift lever assembly).

good luck

J

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