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Q: Not going into gear

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My car won't go into gear.

A: Ensure that your brake lights are working; ...

Ensure that your brake lights are working; the brake light switch may be inoperative, causing the shift interlock from working. You may also have shifter issues. From there, further diagnosis would be required. I would suggest having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, perform a diagnostic inspection of your car's inability to go into gear, and recommend the best path to repair.

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