How do I get my gear shift out of park? (video)

What does it mean when your car won't come out of park?

If your vehicle won't shift out of park:

While it seems like your transmission and brake lights aren't related, they are; there's a switch attached to the brake pedal which activates your lights when depressed, and the same switch activates a solenoid on your shifter to allow you to shift out of park. via

Why is my car locked in park?

When you park on an incline, your car shifts as you put it into park and walk away. Sometimes, this causes excessive pressure on the parking pawl – a device that fits the automatic transmission in order for it to lock up the transmission. If this gets stuck, it may prevent the piece from retracting, sticking into gear. via

What would causes a 4L60E transmission not to shift?

The 1-2 shift failure on the 4L60E is often due to a faulty throttle position sensor (TPS). Test the sensor (there should be a smooth, linear electrical response over the range of motion) or substitute a known good unit. via

How do you reset the transmission control module on a Chevy Trailblazer?

To reset the TCM, I turn the key to the ON position, step on the accelerator pedal for 10 seconds, turn off the engine, release the accelerator pedal and wait 5 minutes for the engine to restart. via

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