05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

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    05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    05 Cobalt 2.2 with 4 speed auto.

    Quick question for you techs and advisers. I have a remote start installed on our Cobalt. Been there for 2 years now. Sometimes (not always) I have to shift from P to N then back to P to turn the key from on to off. I have GMPP up 95,000 miles. Will having the remote start void any work that could be covered under warranty? It usually works the first time, but playing with the shifter gets annoying.

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    Models:2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
    2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only)
    2007 Pontiac G5
    with Automatic Transmission 4T45-E (RPO MN5)



    This bulletin is being revised to add models and model years. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-07-30-004B (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle).
    Condition

    Some customers may comment on any of the following concerns:
    • The shifter is hard to move or binds.
    • They cannot remove the ignition key.
    • It takes high effort to rotate the key.
    Cause 1

    The shifter button may be sticking in the handle.
    ">Cause 2





    The pin that activates the micro-switch may have moved out of position (refer to illustration above). This causes the micro-switch to fail to engage when the vehicle is placed in Park. If this condition is present, the customer will not be able to remove the key from the ignition.




    The illustration above shows the switch in a correct position.
    Cause 3

    Metal flashing left in the cylinder may cause a high effort to rotate the key.
    ">Cause 4

    The slider may be binding in the guides. This may cause the shifter to become difficult to operate.
    Correction 1

    Verify that the shifter button is inoperative by evaluating if the park pawl pin on the shifter assembly moves when activating the button. If the parking pawl does not move when the button is activated, the shifter handle will have to be replaced. Refer to Floor Shifter Control Knob Replacement in SI.
    <Correction 2

    Important: A change has been made to the shifter assembly for service. The replacement shifter assembly will read PRNDIL (Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Intermediate and Low).
    Verify that the micro switch is out of position. Replace the shifter assembly. Refer to Floor Shifter Control Replacement in SI.
    Correction 3

    Important: Refer to instruction sheet that is supplied with the lock cylinder kit. BO 47869 is an essential staking tool and must be used for the repair.
    Replace the ignition lock cylinder. Refer to Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement in SI.
    <Correction 4

    Replace the slide indicator and guides in the shifter following the procedure below:
    1. <LI type=1>Apply the parking brake. <LI type=1>Remove the upper console trim. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement-Console Front in SI. <LI type=1>Remove shifter knob. Refer to Floor Shifter Control Knob Replacement in SI. <LI type=1>Remove the indicator plate. Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to release the locking tabs. <LI type=1>Remove the shifter indicator lens. <LI type=1>Pull up on the indicator and remove it from the assembly. <LI type=1>Remove the two front rails by unsnapping the front and lifting up, and then back, to remove the rails from the shifter assembly. <LI type=1>Install the new guides. Place the hook end into the assembly and push down. It will snap into place. <LI type=1>Install the new slide indicator. With the transmission in neutral, place the slide over the shifter and into the guides. Move the slide indicator down the guides in the front and rear. Important: Replace the shifter indicator lens if damage is present due to the slider binding or if it becomes damaged during disassembly.
      <LI type=1>Install the shift indicator lens. <LI type=1>Install the shift indicator plate. <LI type=1>Install the shifter knob. Refer to Floor Shifter Control Knob Replacement in SI.
    2. Install the upper console trim. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement-Console Front in SI.
    Parts Information

    Part Number
    Description
    Qty
    15244165
    Control Asm, A/Trans
    1
    15825311
    Cylinder Kit
    1
    22706231
    Handle, A/Trans Cont Lvr (Model AL with MN5, TY8, VY7)
    1
    22706232
    Handle, A/Trans Cont Lvr (Model AJ, AK and MN5; Model AL with MN5 [exc VY7])
    1
    22719080
    Handle, A/Trans Cont Lvr (Model AL with MN5, VY7 [exc TY8]; Model AM with MN5; Model AL with MN5, R1V)
    1
    15872229
    Slide Indicator
    1
    15872228
    Guide - Rails
    2
    15872230
    Lens
    1

    Warranty Information

    For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:
    Labor Operation
    Description
    Labor Time
    K5225
    Control Assembly, Floor Shift - Replace
    Use Published Labor Operation Time
    E7200
    Cylinder, Ignition Lock - R&R or Replace
    K5111
    Handle, Automatic Transmission Control Lever - Replace
    C9744*
    Shifter Bind - Replace Slide, Guide and Lens
    0.3 hr
    * This labor operation is for bulletin use only. It will not be published in the Labor Time Guide

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    Add on remote start shouldn't affect this...

    Likely the shifter assembly...we've done a number of these on 2005 Cobalts & HHR's...

    Try jiggling the shifter & go through the ranges and try & release the key again...

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    Damn quick draw McGraw... I mean GMCSonoma! You are a blessing. Thanks.
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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    It's a very common problem that usually is caused by the shifter. You can manually override the key release and get the key out if it ever gets to where it won't come out at all. Remote start shouldn't void the warranty as it's nothing related to that, it's in the shifter mechanism.

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    Quote Originally Posted by coaster.n3rd View Post
    Damn quick draw McGraw... I mean GMCSonoma! You are a blessing. Thanks.

    You are welcome ol' pal!!!! Glad to be of help!

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    Me thinks GMCSonoma has a subconscious link to the GMI tech forum, he knows the answer to the question before you even get done posting it even if he's not on GMI, weird.

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    Re: 05 Cobalt, key won't come out in park.

    had one of these the other day, had to jiggle the shifter to get it out, replaced the shifter assembly and shes all good
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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