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Stuck auto shifter ($1.79 fix)

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Desertdawg

So the first of the summer we got stuck in park a few times. The last time took 20 minutes of futzing with it to get it out of park to get home. 

 

Did some searching and and found the cheap correct fix on the CF. 

It turns out a $1.79 micro switch developes a high resistance in park. Changed out the switch instead of the entire shift mechanism for a few hundred bucks from GM. 

 

Yeah, I waited for it to cool off before tearing out the console to get to it. 

(Special thanks to Jammye for help with more than just pointing)

 

Tear it all apart 

 

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It’s not here, look towards the front. 

 

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Awww, there it is, swap it out and taadaa, just like new. 

 

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BTW. I have 9 left if anyone else is having this issue. 

 

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SixAddict

I'm dreading this, I have a brand new shifter cable, bushings just in case, but no switches didn't consider this.... thanks for the heads up....

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theChad

+1 for proper pointing!  It’s all about ball bearings and micro switches nowadays. 

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TheCMSH

I thought the reason it was stuck in park is because you have to work all the time???

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Chameleon
1 hour ago, TheCMSH said:

I thought the reason it was stuck in park is because you have to work all the time???

 

:withstupid  :smilelol

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Bromley's Corvettes

We have been doing a shifter mod for years. Its a permanent fix. The mod is easy getting to it is a pain lol. 

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Desertdawg

Ron, let me know if you need to borrow an extra switch. 

 

TehChad. I remember when it used to be about hookers and blow. 

 

Yep Jim and Donna. Just got home at 5am. Today is all about sleep. 

 

Doug. What’s the shifter mod?  Hopefully your not disabling the safety mechanism. 

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roneva

Thanks Desertdawg, but Bromleys already screwed me out of a $300/hour labor charge to fix mine.  I'll never go back there!  He fixes the problem by sniping the pin.  You can also fix it by tying it up or by wiring around the solenoid. Just remember to push the light back into its hole so the indicator will show where the gear shifter is.

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Desertdawg

Sorry to hear that Ron. I was afraid that was what he meant by shifter mod. 

Removing a safety feature is never a good idea. 

 

I had no problems lighting my hole. :eek  

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Chameleon
7 minutes ago, Desertdawg said:

I had no problems lighting my hole. :eek  

 

^^^...sounds like a new tagline to me. :smilelol

 

Ron, $300 per hour? Holy shit!  :huh  :leaving

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Extender32
3 hours ago, Desertdawg said:

 

 

I had no problems lighting my hole. :eek  

Just a can of beans and a zippo will do it!

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