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Gear shift stuck in park - brake lights are working - we have checked all the fuses. How do we remove the cover on the shift panel?

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First check for a loose vacuum hose to the brake petal. Most models use this safety for engaging the tranny by depressing the brake petal and then selecting the drive or reverse gear.

Posted on May 26, 2011

  • Krystal North Nov 26, 2011

    Mine has gotten stuck a few times and I have to pull on shifter pretty hard! I thought I was gonna break it but, it came down, car jerked and all was good

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