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Q: Gear shifter stuck

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My gear shifter is stuck.

Most of the time, when a gear shifter gets stuck in position, it is the fault of the shift lock actuator. This actuator allows movement of the shifter only when the brake pedal has been depressed. If this actuator has failed, it will not allow the shifter to move even with the brake pedal depressed. Often times a slight click noise can be heard when pressing the brake pedal if the actuator is functional. If this click is not heard and the shifter will not move, the actuator is likely faulty. I would recommend having your stuck gear shifter inspected by a professional to confirm this diagnosis.

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