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Shifter stuck in Park

I have the same problem as someone else. I have 2006 Dodge Charger R/T that will not shift out of park (27,200 miles), pushing the pink button on the rightside located below the shifter does nothing and I don't feel that comfortable without instructions on how to remove the plastic surrounding the shifter to actually move it out of the park position, if anybody has done this please let me know, so I don't break the plastic pieces. Thanks.

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Here is the LINK to make this change out of parts...

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I would recommend getting a service manual to eliminate the chance of snapping any console pieces. It's easier with picture, diagrams, and step by step instructions. Promanuals has full factory service manuals fairly cheap and they come complete, covering the entire car. No need to snap any console pieces in your nice ride. I'm looking through the manual now so I can post some steps for ya.

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