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Get back from the morning "Drive The Geek to work, go back home for my own work" ritual and the shifter knob will only move between D and N. Hmm.... Trigger button is all the way in, why would...? Wait, trigger button is all the way in regardless of whether I'm holding it or not. That's not right...

So I pull the knob up and put it in the cup holder. Bare shifter stalk works properly pressing the release rod tip down with my thumb, so I'm saved from actual disaster in the form of a tow truck, and I'm booked in at Braeger Chevrolet for Thursday morning. But I'm really glad this didn't happen while I was in Park, with the sifter inside the little cubby and no room to lift it off.

Also, this is the first I've heard of this particular kind of failure...Even off, knob is still button pressed in, with a good spring holding it there, and it doesn't rattle so whatever broke inside jammed up good.
 

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Get back from the morning "Drive The Geek to work, go back home for my own work" ritual and the shifter knob will only move between D and N. Hmm.... Trigger button is all the way in, why would...? Wait, trigger button is all the way in regardless of whether I'm holding it or not. That's not right...

So I pull the knob up and put it in the cup holder. Bare shifter stalk works properly pressing the release rod tip down with my thumb, so I'm saved from actual disaster in the form of a tow truck, and I'm booked in at Braeger Chevrolet for Thursday morning. But I'm really glad this didn't happen while I was in Park, with the sifter inside the little cubby and no room to lift it off.

Also, this is the first I've heard of this particular kind of failure...Even off, knob is still button pressed in, with a good spring holding it there, and it doesn't rattle so whatever broke inside jammed up good.
I keep saying you've got to ease up on that grip...:)
 

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Happened to me a long time ago. I remember posting the cure here as well.

Usually happens when something blocked the shifter in the past (like a phone case or something). This causes knob to get misaligned.

Since you already managed to remove the knob, insert it back straight and it should function correctly
 

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Since you already managed to remove the knob, insert it back straight and it should function correctly
Did try that. Didn't help. Button on knob stays in, locks in transmission stay locked to prevent moving from N to R, or D to L. Not gonna try P with that because the other stuff is still broken and I'd hate to end up with "undrivable" instead of "inconvenienced".... :)
 

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jou can pull of the panel(passenger side)under the shifter,en with a pen,removed the lock actuator
And THAT is a useful reminder. I remember knowing that, but forgot. Doesn't mean I'm gonna change what I'm doing between now and Thursday's appointment, though. :)
 
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