2000 Chevy Truck Locked in Park

Tiny
MERWINJC
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
My 2000 Chevy 1TN is locked in park. I tried pressing the brake and turning the wheel. It did come out of park after about 30 min of trying these things. Now I am concerned about getting stranded someplace. Is there a switch on the brake? The transmission works perfect once it gets out of park but will not easily get out of park. I am also setting the parking brake before going into park so no pressure is on the transmission due to the truck rolling.
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 AT 9:12 AM

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Tiny
DR LOOT
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The problem you're describing sounds like you blew a fuse to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, it is fuse number 16 at the fuse block, let me explain to you how it works:
1. The fuse sends power to the neutral positioning switch located on the left slide of the transmission,
2. Which sends the power to the brake pedal stop lamp switch,
3. Which sends power to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid located on the right side of the steering column,
if the vehicle for some reason has a dead battery, you can still put the transmission in neutral by pressing hard on the brake pedal, check the fuse make sure you have the power, checked the other units I told you were there at, make sure they have the power and applying the break and get back to me
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 AT 1:08 PM
Tiny
MERWINJC
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I found a fuse block in the engine compartment in front of the steering wheel. I checked all the fuses in the block but did not see a fuse labeled "automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid fuse" nor do I see any numbering on the fuses at all. Am I in the right fuse block? If there is another one I do not know where it is.
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Friday, May 15th, 2009 AT 6:41 AM
Tiny
DR LOOT
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You are in a wrong fuse box, if you open up the drivers door there's a fuse box located right at the end cap of the dash, not underneath, but at the very end there is a panel it may have a cut for your finger to fit into pull it straight out
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Friday, May 15th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM

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