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I can start my car but I cant depress the shift button on floor gear shift OR if I can and I am able to get somewhere, then I cannot remove the key even though I have put the car in park with the floor gear shift, the key is still in the accessary mode and cannot be turned off or removed.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

Its a 2008 trail blazer that I purchased used so I'm not sure about the history. I LOVE my vehicle and want to keep it so any help in getting the problem "fixed" "cheaply" would be appreciated. I am partially disabled and don't have a large income so money is somewhat a problem at times.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Blazer yourself? What have you tried so far?

A friend of mine was willing to work on it. He used to have his own shop. someone told me it could be the ignition switch; that it could affect the shifting mechanism. My friend was just concerned that the key might have a chip in it and even if he fixed it, that the dealer would have to reprogram the system.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

None that I can think of at the moment.

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When it will not shift out of park have you checked to verify the brake lights work?

Are you able to do some electrical testing at the shifter and steering column?

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Transmission Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my response. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so if I've done that, please don't forget to give me a 5-star rating.You can still reply. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

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