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1998 toyota camry no electric, can't get out of park to load on tow truck need to find a manual release button to release the gearshift.

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Its on the console in front of the shifter use a flathead screwdriver pop up the little cover for the shift lock over ride slide the screwdriver straight down while stepping on the brake and pull it out of park the key must be turned on of course hope this helps and please dont forget to rate my answer

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