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Hello my name is ***** ***** I can help. Have you tried banging on the starter lightly with a hammer while someone tries to crank?
That's fine, so you just want to get it in neutral?
Have you looked around the shifter area for a shifter interlock release?
Do you have the 3.0 or the 4.4L?
sDrive or xDrive?
Can you get the ignition to come on with the push button start?
So you can get the ignition to come on just not starting?
Then all you have to do is turn the ignition on and you should be able to shift out of park. You do not have to have the engine running to shift out of park.
Did you have your foot on the brake when you attempted to do so? If you did you will then have to take apart the center console bezels and disconnect the shift cable. Then you can manually shift out of park.