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Old 04-06-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default Shift **** problem, help!

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but here goes..

I posted a thread a while ago about an aftermarket shift **** (http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...488&highlight=)
Anyways, I bought it, knowing full well that it'* not "specifically" for the Bonneville, although it says so in the title lol
It came in today so I tried putting it on, just like I thought, it'* not even close to fitting.
But that'* not the problem because my dad and I worked on it and made some things for it to fit and it does now.

But here'* the problem: When I put it in park, it won't let my take the key out. It evidently says park but it'* like the car still thinks it'* in gear.
Also, when it'* in park, I made sure that it can't move back to reverse sans the button. Great, but now I don't even need to push the brake, I can actually just push the button and slide it back to reverse..which I'm guessing relates to the first problem
Any ideas on how I can fix this? Feedback is extremely appreciated

Just for the record, it looks pretty sweet IMO.
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The car obviously does believe it isn't in PARK and therefore you can't turn the key all the way to the OFF position. This is a safety feature and is done by design.

As for not needing to press the brake, this is also normal operation if the key is in the ACCY position. I don't know why GM engineered it this way, but I've been through that problem with them already.

There is obviously something wrong with the fitment of the new shifter handle. I'm not sure how to resolve it without seeing it though.
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My GUT tells me it'* hitting the slot in the console. The shifter is too fat at the base (or too low) preventing full park engagement.
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My GUT tells me it'* hitting the slot in the console. The shifter is too fat at the base (or too low) preventing full park engagement.
Well that'* what I was thinking at first, but I remember buying a shift **** from canadian tire once (I know, I was naive) that had a very similar structure and design to the stock one and I had the same problem.
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Then the button is holding it partially released?

The **** is the difference. This shouldn't be rocket science to figure out.
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Then the button is holding it partially released?

The **** is the difference. This shouldn't be rocket science to figure out.
Exactly! It shouldn't be this hard but I don't know what'* going on.
I took the boot off so I could see what'* happening, but I still can't figure it out.
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Alright so I think I figured out some factors of the problem..

1)The cylinder pin we made to go inside the **** might be a tad too long, which is preventing the button to fully extend explaining why the car won't let me shut it off. So we're going to cut about a 1/4 inch off that and see how that works.

2)New problem: the actual button, sans any ****, might be bent inside the shaft. So when I put it in park, I sometimes have to physically pull it up.

So I'm not sure what to do about the second problem, aside from buying a whole new assembly. Any ideas?
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