Often, those buttons allow you to shift out of reverse. If the button and/or linkage are damaged it may not do anything now. Some vehicles have a button on the gearshift that controls the shifting between economy mode and performance mode. Economy typically shifts sooner, performance gives you more time in lower gears so that you can accellerate faster. ==The other answer== On my '96, the transmission release button is the big one on the front side of the shifter. You have to pull it toward the stick to take the car out of Park. You also have to be putting pressure on the brake pedal at the same time. (Danged government regulations!) On some American cars, that switch on the SIDE of the shifter, is designed to keep the transmission from shifting into overdrive. It holds the transmission in 3rd gear. You would want to use this primarily on hills or grades when the transmission is "hunting" IE; shifting up and down between 3rd and 4th (overdrive) Admittedly, I've seen this mostly on Fords, but it might be the case here. If nothing else, drop into a GM dealership and ask the service department folks.
Look to the left side of the driver's seat on the floor. There should be a lever between the seat and the door sill.
simple there isn't one..you flip it open by hand silly! :P it's a econmy car
This may or may not help. My '96 has an interior trunk release lever located on the floor between the driver's seat and the door sill. I don't know how long Pontiac located the release there.
It Is attached to the driver seat on the left side, or on the floor there is a little lever also on left side of the drivers seat.
I don't know if this will be any help or not .. my car is a couple of years newer than yours. My trunk release is a lever located on the floor between the driver's seat and the door sill. Maybe your's is similar? FriPilot
isn,t that the over drive button
push the little red button on the rear brake lever and pull back the lever at the same time, then downshift
the quickest and easiest way to do it on any car is to pull the e-brake lever up until it clicks just one time.
generally you should find it inside the glove compartment, on the left side. Try between the drivers seat, and the door, on the floor there is a lever that you pull up. i have a 98 sunfire GT, and i have looked EVERYWHERE....i've had it for 3 years, and there is NO button inside the car for the trunk. only the key or the button on the key fob. This is problably no help, but on my '96 there is a trunk opening lever between the driver's seat and the door sill, on the floor.
i would say its an o/d button that's to turn off the overdrive It could be an o/d button but more then likely its a perfect shift button.. Pontiac has started putting them on their cars since back in 94 i think (not for sure on year) but it provides perfect shift timing for faster driveing.
My Sunfire is a 2 door, so I can't be absolutely sure, but try opening one of the backdoors and look at the trailing end of the door where the latch mechanism is. There is usuallya small sliding lever there that controls the child lock. There is one on each door.
try a little wd 40
Replace the lever with a new or good used one.
its on the shift lever of my dx where your thumb hits the lever
Not really, you can use a lever or a preesure plate but I recommend the button better.
It isn't a single part, so removing it would be a problem. If you wish to disengage the handbrake, apply light pressure to the button on the end of the parking brake lever. Lift the lever upwards (there will be some resistance) until the button presses inwards. With the button held in, lower the lever to the floor, then release the button.
on mine it was just with the keys or the little button for trunk release on the keys. Mine never had a lever inside the car.
Left side of lever
u get a redstone trail connected to it and a lever/button/pushplate an then step on the push plate/push the button/pull the lever and it will turn off.
First thing it is a lever. It is underneath the trunk release button.
the button is by the gear selector lever
On a 1998 Ford Taurus ; On the column shift the overdrive button is on the end of the gear shift lever On the console shift the overdrive button is on the drivers side of the gear selector lever below the button you have to press to shift out of PARK
Press the shift lever detent button then lift up sharply
There is a lever at front of car's grill on the bottom , just right of center , pull the lever and lift the hood.