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Car will not shift from park to drive

I drove to work this morning and all was ok now after work it dosent shift

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Blown fuse that control gear shift switch or Bad brake switch. This is a switch that mounted under dash to the top of the brake pedal that controls locking mechanism on shift. Its a safety feature, for example if the car was running and a kid gets in the driver seat he/she will not be able to put vehicle in gear with out stepping on Brake first. You should be able to shift lever manually by inserting key in KEY HOLE next to shift put key in hole and push down you should be able to move lever to at least move vehicle to shop or home. What you can do is Push key in hole put vehicle in N+ neutral start vehicle and then you should be able to put in D-drive with out key. Good Luck

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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More than likly the linkage has slipped and is not secure properly any more you should have a local tec, take a look at it .

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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