Shift Lever Override

If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever: 1. Firmly set the parking brake.
2. Remove the shift lever override access cover located on the right side of the shift lever housing.

Shift Lever Override
Shift Lever Override Access Cover

3. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position without starting the engine.
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, push and hold the override release lever in.
6. Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.

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