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My 2006 VW Passat will not turn over. The information screen says I need to put the selector lever in P/N (Park or Neutral) but the lever is already in Park. This car has the ridiculous FOB key so when I stick it in the dash, nothing happens in P or N. I need to know if there is a sensor malfunctioning at the lever or at the transmission, if it's the ignition switch, or the key, or a fuse maybe. It's not reading out any trouble codes, so I don't know. Thanks for the help

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It is the neutral safety switch,located on the transmission.

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