Originally Posted by daveb04
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.
Same problem here, 2005 Envoy. Found a lot of info, seems to be a common problem; either ign switch, brake switch or solenoid in shifter assembly. See the following thread for more info (yah, it's a SSR forum, but it's the same system):
There's a pic from that thread that show's the location of the override button (round silver button below the shifter shaft). I lifted the pic but don't know yet why I can't post that pic.
Anyway, it's cold now, wifey needs the car and I don't have time to do the final diagnosis. So I came up with a way for her to override it without lifting the shifter handle boot and using a 90deg tool to depress the manual override button (kind of awkward to do).
I approximated the location of the override button on the outside of the console, and drilled a 3/16" hole. Now wifey can just stick a very small phillips screwdriver in the hole, find the override button by feel, depress it and shift out of Park!
Sorry I can't post pics, I'm not sure what i have to do.