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Cannot shift out of park on some occasions

I was told it was a brake, gear shifter sensor that needs to replaced sometime it shifts freely and some time it takes 10-20 minutes to shift

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A sensor located at the top of the brake pedel that isn't contacting properly, or is worn excessively. In order to shift gears the car needs to sense that the brake pedel has been depressed. If the sensor is faulty the car won't get the proper signal to allow it to shift. The problem will only get worse as the sensor wears out more.

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Ordinarily when this happens you have to physically move the lock or replace or adjust the brake pedal switch to get the shifter to move freely.

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If you are lucky, your brake interlock is the only problem. There is a bypass switch located beside the gear selector. Remove the small "cubby" bin located next to the gear shift by simply lifting up to remove. You will note a small access port and a pink button contained therein. Press the pink button to override the brake interlock.

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