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Second opinion] Putting the dash back together after

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second opinion] Putting the dash back together after replacing the heater core in an 07 Equinox and it isn't shifting out of park.
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: Brake lights are there. And no check engine light.
JA: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'm working on getting it back together right now. I'm not sure what to try. I was trying to google reasons that's it'd be stuck in park lol. I'm sure I'm overlooking something where the dash was completely out
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Also having trouble lining the bolt in the steering column back up if they know any tricks to that.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required.

Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

Does it crank up?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It starts and runs.
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

Are you getting any codes for anything?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No check engine light
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

ok so can you bypass the shifter solenoid and put it into gear?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm not sure how to do that
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

pull the center console and hold back the shifter solenoid button and manually shift it

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can't do that on an equinox. Found that out when I had to get it towed awhile back
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

what do you mean cant do that ? ive done it before

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
You have to actually go in the transmission to get it out of gear
Expert:  TECHPRO49 replied 2 months ago.

ok, so check voltages at solenoid and tell me what your getting