By far, the hardest part is removing all those harnesses from the console. And if I remember correctly, you can't remove the awd/driving mode one for some reason. I think it has to be flipped upside down and unscrewed to removeThanks for posting ! Subscribed . . .
Very helpful and looking at it seems like an owner . . . with some dexterity . . . might even be able to replace the switch by pulling the plug you shorted and then unsoldering and replacing with a new switch. I would recommend a slight up bend on the switch lever to relieve the over travel that stresses the internals of the micro switch.
I thought the Molotov cocktail was a nice touch.
Also enjoyed the 355F1 videos. That car sounds . . and looks . .. . amazing.
Anyway, you probably could get enough slack with the blue and black wire to resolder a new micro switch. Eventually I will probably purchase the above micro switch to see if I can fix it.
What's interesting, I tried to watch a bunch of videos on acadia's, traverse, Malibu etc to see if anyone else had made a video about simply shorting the micro switch like I did. But I did not find any yet. Most videos I saw involved bending that metal arm -down-, to apply more pressure on the micro switch.
My assumption is that this micro switch is not connected to any transmission or ECU related module. It simply is there for verification to the body control module and or instrument cluster module to verify that the car has been put into park when the shifter is all the way forward.
Thus no harm in just having the switch closed all the time.