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2013 Can I put the car in Neutral after collision? Pls Help

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I just bought a crashed Volt 2013. But as many of you know the car locks if theres a collision, even if it was a minor one.

The problem here is: the car was loader to the truck with a forklift at the auction center but there will be no forklift available on delivery (it is a house).

Do you know if the car could be put in Neutral to unload it just by turning it on?
I know it won't star or be in "Ready" status but at least can I put it in neutral?

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I doubt it. There's a solenoid in the center console at the shifter itself that locks the car in Park until the car is happy with the state of the powertrain and computers - and I'm assuming your crashed car will never become happy without repairs.

Somewhere around here there's a thread explaining how you can pull off the passenger side trim and use a screwdriver to depress the solenoid to free the shifter in an emergency. I'll dig out the link when I have time later if no one beats me to it.
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