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1996 gmc 2500 van wont shift out of park. Brake lights

Customer Question

1996 gmc 2500 van wont shift out of park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: yes brake lights codes 1996 van
JA: Are you fixing your 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes fix myself ..just started
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: after 30-40 mins of trying it will shift out of park
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

when it does not shift out of park ,if you reset it right away with out waiting 30 to 40 minutes will it reset

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start and shifted out of park

What scanner was used GM Tech II or equivalent one or just a basic code reader ?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician