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Car starts ok can't get the gearshift out of park..pressed the pink button in the tray did not help..

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This happened to me as well. You have to take apart the area around the shifter. There will be 2 screws under the rubber mat under the ash tray area. Once that is out you need to follow the shifter wire which you will see if you look at the top of the shift area. Use your finger and run it down the wire till you feel a plastic peace. Once you feel it push it back and you will see your shifter start to move. Once you get it out of the park area you will be good to go until you put it back in park again.

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Depress the brake pedal.

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