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Car: 2005 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Coatesville, PA, U.S.A.
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So I recently had the Billet Technologies park lock out piece installed, and ever since I have had issues with the key not coming out of the ignition. I have to start/stop start/stop the car until it finally releases and I can get the key out.
I took the car back to the shop that installed it and we fiddled with the adjustment screw / plate, but continued to have the issue regardless of it's position.
I then took it to a dealer and they are blaming the billet piece.
What could be wrong? Could it be installed incorrectly?
I had a similar problem when I did my "pink thingy" changeout. I hadn't gotten the release cable length correct when I re-assembled the shifter into the car.
Try adjusting the release cable length by lengthening or shortening the cable sheath by lifting the clip (encircled in the picture)
and telescoping the coupler (the white cylinder with the red arrow) one step, and then re-clip it. Try turning the key. Sorry, but I can't tell you whether lengthening or shortening the cable is the solution, so repeat adjusting the length as necessary in each direction until the key releases.
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