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Old 07-27-2011, 10:16 AM
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can't shift out of park/button stuck

Been having an occasional problem with shifting out of park. The button won't push in. Sometimes if I turn off and restart, it will push in. Last night it wouldn't at all, and then this morning it did. Is there any kind of override for this? I have a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. I did see another post on this. My husband is going to try to look at it and see if it's something he can fix.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:46 AM
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There's a solenoid in the console that may be sticking mechanically, but sometimes what you have is an early warning of flaky behavior of the ignition switch. Easy and cheap repair.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the replies!
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:34 PM
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About the override button.....I did find it. Is that a one-time override only when it gets stuck or does it override it completely so it won't get stuck at all? I don't know why they don't tell you about this in the owner's manual, or at least at cust. service.
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You can disconnect the solenoid, but it would be best to try to figure
out where the bind-up is occurring. The solenoid may be sticking, you may be
getting an intermittent electrical circuit failure (either in the wiring or from the
interlock switch), or there may be something getting in the way of the
link between the button and the solenoid.

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:49 PM
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Shifter button stuck in park

Sounds like I'm not the only one with this problem. It happened first 3 weeks ago and I fixed by taking key out and reinserting; it fixed it for about 2 weeks. It got stuck again and the "take the key out trick" didn't work this time so I pulled the console apart and found the release button. I did some research on here and narrowed it down to either the interlocking solenoid, brake light switch or accuator (after running through the fuses mentioned). I took it in to the dealer and they just called saying I need a new shifter handle and button for $400. I'm skeptical about their diagnosis as everything on here mentioned 1 of the 3 things I listed above and now they say a shifter handle? anyone have any advice?
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