Locked in park

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Asked by Dec 15, 2010 at 07:22 PM about the 1995 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1995 Firebird stuck in park. Unable to push in button on shifter, I am stepping on the break. Light on the dash says "security"

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Are you parked on level ground? If not, have another vehicle on the downward side of your car & just apply enough pressure to roll the wheels slightly. As far as the security light goes, will the car start and idle?

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If you cannot push the button it means that the button lock solenoid is not releasing. It could be the brake light switch on the pedal (easy to check, do the brake lights work?) or a fuse or the solenoid itself. Locate and check the fuse. Look for a manual release button. Most cars with console autos have them, usually a small hole in the console near the shifter.

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