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I have to put a key in the gear shift in order to take car out of park. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

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This can be caused by a bad switch on the brake pedal that sends power to shift lock release, also ive found that many of these are because the linkage needs cleaning from spilt coofe or soda etc, remove the shifter cover and clean the linkage first, hope this helps.

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