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Most newer cars have a "shift interlock" on them so you can't shift out of PARK unless you are pressing the brake pedal. It is usually a switch attatched to the brake pedal under the dash. If this switch goes bad, you won't be able to shift out of PARK.

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Is this a automatic and if so you should have a release solinoid it could be burnt or fuse burnt or wires broke as well chk to see near shifter if on floor a hole near drivers side to stick a pen in to unlock some models also ahave a cable running up to key switch which breaks or jumps out of the sleave

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To check the brakelight switch, start the car and step on the brake. If the brakelights don't come on, the switch is faulty. You'll find the switch under the dashboard above the brake pedal.

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Be warned...this trick allows a shift even without touching the brake. So get the solenoid fixed as soon as you can.

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