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The motor start ok but impossible shift to back up,the automatic shifter is block.

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This vehicle has a shift-lock solenoid and the brake pedal has to be depressed to activate

if your brakes lights work and you still cannot get out of park then...

if you have a floor shifter look around the shifter for a little "plug"
pop the plug out with something like a toothpick or something sharp that will not scratch the plastic

then insert a key, any key that fits will work, into the hole

inside is a little button and when depressed will allow you to shift out of park

place the vehicle in N and start your car


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Back-Up Light Switch/Neutral Safety SwitchREMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figure 1)

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