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CAR WONT CRANK OVER. SHIFTER IS STUCK ON PARK. BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED.

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Try this. Remove the small plastic cap near the shifter. It is a circular shaped cap about the size of a dime, you can remove it by prying it out with a screwdriver. Insert a phillips head screwdriver into the hole, while pushing down try and shift into neutral. If that works than there could be a few things wrong. Check to see that both break lights are coming on, if BOTH are not coming on it is the break pedal switch. If either one is coming on then it is something more complicated that I cannot solve but someone else may be able to help.

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