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97 celica - key stuck in accessory position until battery dies

Key won't turn to off position, stops at accessory. Will turn completely to off position only when battery is drained from being left in accessory position. Also, shifts from park through 3rd without depressing button on the side of the shifter (it's an automatic). Think this is a problem with the shifter rather than the ignition lock cylinder, but need help!

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Adjust the shift linkage so you can put it in park

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