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When I put my key in park and I turn it off the car doesn't

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When I put my key in park and I turn it off the car doesn't think it's in park so it won't let the key out. The key will be like a little turn away from coming out
JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Buick Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: My grandpa thinks it's got to do with a wire to the transmission or something to do with the shifter. I can turn the steering wheel and everything. The only thing that's really worked to get the car to unlock the key is to rock it. The keys are in perfect condition
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: Regal 2002
JA: Are you fixing your Regal yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We haven't done anything yet. My grandpa wants to take the center console out and look at the shifter to see if he can spot the problem but I thought I'd ask. I don't really want to spend a bunch of money at the shop for them to search for what's wrong so I want to either find out and tell them or just fix it my self
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that should be it
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Buick Technician replied 6 months ago
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A bad park switch or weak park lock solenoid is to blame. Can you access the park switch on the shifter to see if it is a closed circuit in park. Here are the diagrams. https://www.dropbox.com/s/hm4yzga76x04iop/park%20switch.pdf?dl=0

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