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2008 jeep patriot, shifter moves but does not engage transmission

I can go from park to reverse, neutral or drive but does not change on dashboard display and the transmission does not actually go into any of these gears

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scan the car. obd2 scanner.
the PRNDL switch is dead.
check all fuses first.
check for car battery reading below 12v. (any voltmeter ever made works)

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