Q: Have to use over-ride button before car shifts

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Every time, I have to use the over-ride button before my car will shift out of park. In researching, I read that the problem might be the the shifter micro-switch. I’ve done most of my own car repairs (brakes, heads, water pumps, clutches, etc) but delicate jobs-- I’d rather leave them to the professional. Is this a job that you think I can attempt to do myself or should I go to the dealership?

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