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97 grand am

Won't turn over. Dash light flickered for a second. Car stuck in park. Tried to charge it with a plug in charger as it's in the garage and I can't see about jumping it with another car since it is stuck in park mode.Help!

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Until u have power to the system u can't get it out of part, the car has a brake light activated par interlock safety system, no power to the brake lights no gearshift movement, u have a defective battery or corroded cables or both, clean and replace as needed, pay attention to polarity when u install the new battery.. An open or shorted battery will not charge.

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