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I parked the car on Friday and when I went to get it, I could

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I parked the car on Friday and when I went to get it, I could not get it out of "park."
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Hi. What kind of Subaru to you have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
An Outback
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
I am not set up for phone calls. I can opt-out and see if another expert can take a call or we can continue in chat.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay. How soon can you get back to me online?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
right now. What year is your outback? And can you tell me if the brake lights are working?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes. The brake lights are working.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cannot now remember the year.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Ok. If the brake lights are working then the brake switch should be sending a signal to the shift lock actuator. There is a way to bypass the shift lock by removing a little cover and pressing the button manually with something small to allow the shifter to come out of park. But to diagnose the problem, you will have to access and replace the shift lock actuator.