The problem with the ignition key not being released was reported to GM via my dealership last summer (2010) I am yet to get a response as to how to fix the problem. The lock up happens on a regular basis and I have to go thru the motion of moving the gear lever from Park to Drive and back to Park several times before it kicks in an releases the key. I am concerned that one of these days it will NOT release the key and I will have to leave the key in the vehicle. The solenoid at the staring column does not appear to be the problem. I suspect the problem is in the gear lever housing. How can I get this housing off so I can check for potential problem?
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox Question: Ignition key not releasing when the gear lever is placed in Park.
Answer #1aer auto repair llc from AER Auto Repair, November 06, 2011, 16:21Technician
Wiring Diagram shows the PRNDL controls ignition lock 12v signal, make sure you have a good ground (black wire)and check for 12v(purple with white) on ignition lock solenoid if both check out A new ignition lock cylinder has been released to correct this concern.
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