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Car wont come out of park and key wont come out of the ignition

My car would not disengage out of the park position. I found the lever that would let me do it manually so that i was able to make my way back to the house. It didnt fix the problem so i was looking around in the console to see if i could figure it out. I took the cable that is attached to the lever and now the key will not leave the ignition. so now i have two problems. Please help i leave to go back to iraq at the end of the wee and need the car to work for my wife and my two children to get around

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Here's the deal. There's a plastic part in the shift mechanism (underneath the shift lever), that is part of the ignition interlock system. It has been known to break, by an increasing number of owners, and when it does, it stops recognizing that the key is in the ignition. As a result, it will not shift out of park - unless you pull it all apart.

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Adjusting
Selector lever
Move to position "P" and turn ignition key to position "0".
Ball nipple of cable (40B) Cable
Clip in and insert into holder.
Cable (40B)
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Ball nipple of cable (40L)
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Cable (40L)
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