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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer Question: shifter position in park, dash indicator in D. Vehicle seems to be in neutral.

 

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GreenM64, Georgetown, TX, August 23, 2014, 07:36
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Car will not start, shifter will not move and button on shifter will not press in. My son went to back up into the driveway before he came to a compete stop. With key on, dash indicators come on. I found the shift cable hanging loose. I moved the shift lever on transmission manually, now the dash indicators don't come on with key in and on.

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    August 23, 2014, 07:48
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    Are you able to SAFELY hook the shift cable back up and adjust it? The way you moved the lever on the trans , are you sure you have it in park and not 1st or 'low' gear?

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    GreenM64, August 23, 2014, 08:01
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    I am now. I was able to put the cable back on the shift lever and can now run thru the gears. It will need to be replaced, seems the plastic keeper is broke, however now the dash lights won't come on with the key like they did at first. When I manually moved the shift lever the first time it changed that indication….update on dash lights, appears the battery had run down, I have it charging so now the dash lights are now working. I will attempt to start it in a moment and update this log..

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    August 23, 2014, 08:22
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    http://www.discountbodyparts.com/catalog/feeds/Chevrolet/Trailblazer/Replacement/Neutral%20Safety%20Switch/2002/REPC506401.html?dbpcid=productads# .. If gear indicator doesn't work OR it won't crank in park.... Need this also most likely!

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    GreenM64, August 23, 2014, 08:45
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    Thanks for your reply, I just updated my previous reply, the battery had run down low enough that the dash won't come on. Now charging. I will attempt to start it in a moment.

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    pushrod, August 23, 2014, 08:46
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    Ok.

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    GreenM64, August 23, 2014, 08:52
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    Ok, Thanks All for your input. Car is started so now I will put it up on ramps and replace the cable..Once again THANKS.

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    ziptie12, August 23, 2014, 11:52
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    Your welcome , glad you got it and thanks for the replies!

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