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OK. Next question.... I wanted to leave my car in the garage in neutral so I could push it back after I worked on it. But I can't get the key out of the ignition.

How can I have both the key off and out and leave it in neutral? Darn safety interlocks!
 

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I haven't seen an automatic where you can remove the key unless you are in park mode. One of the reasons why I drive stick.
 

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Figures. I come back to automatics after fifteen years and this is the state of things?
 

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Yep. I can only imagine its the result of 1 or 2 people getting themselves runover by their car they left in neutral. The keys were in their pockets and the locals couldn't drive the car off of them. :rolleyes:

Its like this: An idiot light to tell you your airbag just deployed.

 

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Its like this: An idiot light to tell you your airbag just deployed.
your kidding right, :D that's to test your system when you turn on the ignition and will come on if its not working properly, nothing to do with when it deploys, but I'm sure the light will come on then :D
 

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OK. Next question.... I wanted to leave my car in the garage in neutral so I could push it back after I worked on it. But I can't get the key out of the ignition.

How can I have both the key off and out and leave it in neutral? Darn safety interlocks!
Can't you just get in it and put it in neutral when you need to? Hardly seems like an issue to me.
 

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your kidding right, :D that's to test your system when you turn on the ignition and will come on if its not working properly, nothing to do with when it deploys, but I'm sure the light will come on then :D
I like my explanation better. :)

Can't you just get in it and put it in neutral when you need to?
Yes, but I've got cars scattered all over the garage and its easier just to shove cars around.
 

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You can always turn it off in Park, and use "shift-lock release" to move it to neutral.
 

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use "shift-lock release" to move it to neutral.
Ahhhh. Thanks. Wondered what that was for.

However, too much like work. Will if I have to. But am looking for operation like 60s-80 GM floor-shifter automatics. Just squeeze and choose a letter....
 

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If you have a pick and a key, it is quick and easy. Pop the cover off with a pick, jam the key down there, and viola - shift it to neutral. I do it every time I'm working on my vehicles.
 

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Yep. I can only imagine its the result of 1 or 2 people getting themselves runover by their car they left in neutral. The keys were in their pockets and the locals couldn't drive the car off of them. :rolleyes:

Its like this: An idiot light to tell you your airbag just deployed.

as conwel said, it's a light which indicates if there is a problem in the system, the same way any of the engine lights, oil, temp etc will come on if a problem is detected.
 
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