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Old 05-31-2012, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! 08' impala stuck on park..

Anyone had issues with impala getting stuck on park? Had to get my car towed back home. Any help would be nice! Thanks!

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Old 05-31-2012, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interlock switch from brake pedal not working.
Check fuses, check interlock switch

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Old 05-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm sorry to hear this, White_Pala08! Please let us know if you get a chance to check the fuses and switch, as retiredpauly suggested. While I cannot diagnose over the Internet, I'm always happy to research concerns further for you or explore your options if you'd like. Feel free to send me a PM anytime with your name and VIN!

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Old 05-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks! I will check when i get home

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Same thing happened to me...had to put a whole new shifter assembly in mine

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey I was at school when this happened and knew that it had something to do with electrical wiring. I really wasn't in the mood to call my parents and explain to them why I needed a tow from school. So I went on my phone and looked up youtube videos and figured out how to remove the shifter cover and the bezel around the shifter. I didn't have any tools with me so I used my gerber to carefully remove the screw from the shifter cover and pop open the bezel. I then, with my left hand, reached in front and around to the right of the shifter and felt my way around for a metal screw looking shaft to "push" inward towards the driver's side. It worked! I was able to switch from park to drive and rush back home. Well, I digress, here is the link to the video:

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http://www.impalaforums.com/chevy-im...k-in-park.html

thank for the video

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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EXCELLENT ! ! !

Some "Preventative" maintenance I be thinking.

Fix it before it let's me down, and we all know it will let you down on the coldest darkest night of the year too.

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Thanks for the video. It came in handy today. Today my son was at his grandmother's house 80 miles away. He called saying that he couldn't get the car out of park. I asked him to have his grandfather look at it. He did and wasn't able to help. I had to make the drive down there but before I did I looked online to find a fix. I found the quick fix, the release button before going down and once I got there it took all of five minutes to get it going. I brought it home with me and did more research. Thankfully I found this post and was able to redo the wiring. The black wire was no longer connected. To make a long story short I extended all of the current wires and tested and all is fine now. Why GM didn't make those wires longer I don't know.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I know it's an old topic but just wanted to post the pictures of what I had to do to keep the problem from happening again. I had to extend the wiring as you might be able to see in the second picture. So far so good.




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Old 12-31-2012, 01:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice, thanks!

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Nice thanks! Sorry for the late reply...

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I am thinking of doing this before i come face to face with this problem.. what gauge wire did you guys end up using ? Would a simply electrical tape combo work or should i solder them as well ?

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I had this happen to me. This is easy to fix though. Remove the six 7mm bolts and the gear shift trim. Figure out which wire needs to be replaced. It is easier to get an connector wiring harness from a Chevy dealer (Part Number 13583923). Because it includes the grey connector and wires with the female terminal that is already crimped. You just need to get a wire connector for 20-16 gauge wire. If you don't want to get the harness, you may get the parts individually. Here are the part numbers: grey connector 12064762, blue terminal position assurance 12064764, female terminal 12064971, crimper 12039500, and removal screw driver 12094429. I STRONGLY recommend just buying the wiring harness, because the wires must be terminated correctly. If it is done incorrectly, your radio will not work correctly and could have other problems. The harness cost around $30, while the crimper alone cost around $150.

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