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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Shifter Locking in Park

From time to time, my shifter will not release from park into drive/reverse unless I stomp the brake ALL THE WAY to the floor (which in turn causes my break lights to jam). It lasts through a few starts and then will go back to normal break pressure release.

Has anyone experienced this??? If so what was the problem? I have noticed vibrations when breaking lately which I assume are my rotors warping...would this be a possible cause of the lockups? Or is it an electrical issue?

Its becoming a concern because it has been happening more frequently and my '06/53k mi was purchased used and is no longer under warranty.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 06:41 PM
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I have that same problem to and was wondering if anyone could help me on it. I took it to a deal and they sadi since they cant replicate the probelm they couldnt fix it. I notice when I turn on my car then i press on the brake and sometimes when the brake seems gharder to push on the gear shit locks up and i cant press the button into shift. Is there a way to fix that or when it happens something i can try? i have an '07 G6
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its been talked about and I think its the brake light around youll definitly find some info. other symptoms are brake lights stay on and cruise control doesnt always work


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any other issues?....such as cruise not working or brake lamps illuminating when the brakes aren't in use?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 02:04 PM
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I hope it is OK to link to another car forum from here, but this probably explains your issue and the solution is pretty simple.

A small tube of dielectric grease is probably all you need. Brush some on your C2 connecter (google has images for locating it). I tried scouring but couldnt find the actual GM notice I once had for this. Anyways, I was having this issue with not being able to shift out of park, and my brake lights coming on without touching the break, and this solved it.
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