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I have a 2011 Acadia. I shorted a circuit trying to change a

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I have a 2011 Acadia. I shorted a circuit trying to change a fuse. Now, I cannot get the gear shift to move from park. There has to be a way to manually override this and let us drive it to the dealership to let them fix whatever electrical problems there are. Can you inform me how to do the override?
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Customer: I do want to get it into gear myself.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GMC
Expert:  Ted G. replied 1 year ago.

The only way to do this on your truck is to remove the shift cable from the transmission under the hood. It is fairly easy to get to and I can give you instructions if you need me to. The cable clips on the lever right beneath the air filter housing.