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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gear stick gets stuck
Check to see if the brake lights are working. If not, it is very likely that the brake switch has pitted or burned contacts. This circuit also controls the solenoid in the steering column to relase the gear shift. It is a safety feature so you (or a child) can't put the van in gear w/o having your foot on the brake. Look up under the dash and you can see the white/black switch and its plug attached just in front of the brake pedal lever. The switch simply twists out and unplugs. Note the depth of the switch by marking it with a pencil so that when you replace it, you maintain the same distance (too close and it won't be able to open; too far away and it won't be able to close properly).
It is a very cheap part and easy to replace. BTW the switch itself pops apart and can be made to work temporarily by using an emory board or sandpaper to clean the metal contacts. ALSO if this isn't your particular problem, you can use a small screwdriver to pop open the little plastic insert on the top of the steering column near the gear shift. Push down on the inner piece to manually release the solenoid and get the van in gear.
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Posted on Sep 24, 2008
According to the owner's manual, the vehicle came with a "key number tag." If you have the tag, or the number off the tag, you should be able to purchase a replacement key from a dealer or locksmith.
Before you go replacing the ignition (and the previous poster didn't mention it, but what about the door locks?) I would check your owner's manual. The original owner may have written the key code in the book!
Also, look around the car. Maybe the tag is stuck in the glovebox!
Do you have any of the papers you received when you bough tthe car (even if used)? Maybe the code is written on something?
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
Make sure that your gear shifter is in park, also try turning the steering wheel back and forth while turning the key. Sometimes it gets in a bind and makes it hard to remove the key
Posted on May 04, 2009
The control switch on the drivers door is bad if the window rolls down using the passenger switch
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
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