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My gearshift is stuck in park and the key won't come out. It

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My gearshift is stuck in park and the key won't come out. It seems that the battery is dead. The dead battery be the reason the key will not release?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

Yes, on some vehicles a dead battery will cause these symptoms. If the battery is dead then that is the first thing you'll want to address. You can try a jump start which isn't always reliable, if you have a known good battery you can swap it in and see if that helps, or you could remove this battery and have it load tested for free at most big chain parts stores such as Autozone.