Removed my radio in car i was instructed to set the emergency brake put the car in low gear remove the negative cable and replace radio. No car show in 3rd gear and wont start . How can i fix this ?

Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 04:16 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: General

The old used radio didnt work it sbowed locked so i put the old one back in . Still
show car in 3rd gear and wont start.

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If the car "thinks" it's in 3rd gear it won't start. To replace the factory radio in these cars the original radio must remain installed and pushed back inside the dash hidden from view. Then you need a jumper harness to keep the original radio plugged in as well as the new radio. Sounds like the problem is with the park/neutral range switch that's connected to the shifter. HTH. -Jim

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