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The car is in neutral and the shifter wont engage to change gears. what could be causing this. we push down on the breaks like we are suppose to but it wont engage the shifter.

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The first thing to check is your brake lights. See if they are working. If they are not working, then your brakelight circuit needs to be repaired so the shift interlock system can work. This could be due to a bad brake lamp switch. If your brake lamps are working, then you probably have a bad shift interlock solenoid in the steering column if you have a column shift or in the shifter housing if you have a floor shift.

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