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I can;t get my car to shift out of drive. Need to know if there is a trans lock?

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Your problem is likely a brake lever switch that has been knocked out of position or broken.

Under the dash and usually at the top of the brake pedal lever is an Interlock switch, sometimes called a BOO switch. Its' job is to prevent the car from lurching when shifted into gear. It releases the gearshift when your foot is on the brake.

You can tell if it is working by observing the Brakelights. They probably are not working. But sometimes it is a matter of adjustment or one section of the switch not making contact. If the switch is broken physically, any connection is possible.

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