06-11-2011, 07:56 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Some genius at the design department at GM decided they didn't
want the transmission shifter to shift when the key is out of the ignition.
So they created a transmission-ignition interlock solenoid.
I'm sure none of us would have wanted them to think up something we could
I was SO PISSED, because when my Chevy is parked in the driveway,
I like to jump in every half hour or so all day, and shift the tranny while the
car's just sitting there,turned off. Now I, and thousands like me, can't do this
What happens, more often than not, is the interlock solenoid gets out of
alignment, then you can't get your key out of the lock cylinder.
IF you leave it in, it runs down your battery.
Ask an independent mechanic to remove this 287.43$ wonder, and since
it's useless as **** on a boar, throw it in the trash WITHOUT REPLACING
IT. Your car runs fine without it.