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Hi do you hear a click sound from the gear lever area when you press the brake pedal if not first of all check under the dashboard around the brake pedal se if the brake switch has fallen out if all looks ok then if you look at the top of your gear selecter you should see a small plastic screw remove it with a flat screw driver put you car key in the hole and push down on the key you should be able to then remove your gear selecta from the park position hope this helps

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