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I am parked on an incline and my gear shift will not come out of park.

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You may need a second person to "rock" the vehicle if its just jammed, or the shift interlock may be keeping it from shifting out of park. do the brake lights work? there should be a procedure to bypass it in emergencies in the owners manual.

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