my Impala will not get out of park when I start it and press the brake pedal. Is it the starter switch? How big of a job to replace?

Asked by Feb 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Impala 1LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The coil that holds the shift lever in place will not release. The steering wheel is not in locked either when the car is off;

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It's not the starter switch it's the switch/sensor on the brake pedal that activates the lever release. I believe it's the same one that contrcols your rear brake lights, so it's the first place I'd ckeck. Check the brake lights fuse and the connection on the brake switch.

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Another thing that may need to be checked is the neutral safety switch; however, they may have connected its operation with the brake light switch...

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