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Why will 2000 Jetta gearshift not move from park into drive when car is started and brake and gearshift are depressed?


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2008-03-27 14:40:03
2008-03-27 14:40:03

There is a safety switch located behind your brake pedal arm behind the actual brake pad that evidently has gone bad that must be replaced, I believe average cost is @$20.00 for the part.

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