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MY SHIFTER WONT COME OUT OF PARK UNLESS I USE THE EMERGENCY

MY SHIFTER WONT COME OUT OF PARK

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Dodge, like almost everyone else, makes what is called shift interlock for automatic transmissions. This is to prevent a small child from accidentally shifting the vehicle out of park without having their foot on the brakes. Then Dodge made 2 safety helps for when that shift interlock might fail. First none is that you can pull up on the emergency brake, this allows you to put the vehicle in gear and continue on your way. The second is a small round access hole in the passenger footwell side of the hump when removed it will let you unlock the solenoid manually. The shift interlock is an electric solenoid that is energized by the brake switch so you need to have it looked at to see if it is a bad switch, solenoid, or maybe even just a fuse. Good luck
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