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Can’t shift out of park

Why can’t I shift out of park As a safety precaution auto makers require you to step on the brake pedal before shifting into or out of PARK. If you don’t, you Can’t shift out of park. Stepping on the brake activates a small solenoid in the steering column (or in the console on floor shifter models). The solenoid retracts a locking pin, allowing the shifter to move. When the shift interlock solenoid fails, you cannot move the shifter. The cause can be a burned out fuse or a bad … Read More


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