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Q: The gear shift is stuck in park.

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The gear shift is stuck in park.

My car has 67888 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Look to see if your brake lights are workin...

Look to see if your brake lights are working. If they do not work then check the brake light fuse. The brake lights activate the shift interlock. If the brake light works, then you may have a shifter interlock mechanism that is broken and you will need to replace the shifter assembly. If you would like this checked for you, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to diagnose your shifting issue.

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