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I have a mazda mpv i cant get out of park. Pretty sure the computer is fried creating this problem. Is there any way to get it out of park?

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The computers in these cars very rarely go bad. The gear selector is interlocked electrically to the brake pedal. Apply light brake pedal after the car is running and you should be able to shift into reverse. Check for blown fuses or brake pedal switches. Always start with cheapest fix first, that computer is very expensive. Last resort would be to remove locking mechanism (solenoid) from shift lever located inside of the shifter console

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Check that steering wheel isn't jammed. If it is try forcing wheel away fro the lock position as you switch out of park.

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Probable culprit would be the electric solenoid that releases the gear shift linkage when you apply the brake pedal. Since it's electric, a dead battery will cause the same result. Check to see if your brake lights are working. If not try replacing your brake light switch as this also gets power to the above mentioned solenoid.

This is a safety feature to prevent children from accidentally putting a car in gear.

Good luck!

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