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Can't shift from park unless button is pushed under the plug

Now brake lights work,still won't shift from park unless the white button under the plug is pushed with a screwdriver.

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Check the switch on the brake pedal. It senses that the brake pedal is depressed to allow you to shift out of park.

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Thats a safety feature there is no compromise

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