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How do you fix the gear shift in a 05 dodge magnum

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Depends on what's wrong with it. Mine was "sticky", for lack of a better description. It wouldn't come out of park at all. That's usually the relay from the brake pedal. Sometimes it would work, sometimes not. It could have been the brake sensor, but after a while, it would go out of park, but not into reverse (the next spot on the shifter). I had to have it towed and the dealer replace the entire shifter. This could happen if someone spilled some liquid in it too.

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