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Only way I turn off the car is pull fuse and take off battery cable. I took it to the dealership they cleared it . It worked for about 2 months, then started up again. My wife noticed when we moved the shifter lever up and down it went away. Now that don't work anymore does anyone know anything about this. We even switch the id antennas from the center console with the trunk one.
 

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Moving the shift lever is the clue to the problem, either something is causing the detente switch in your shifter to stay depressed or the switch itself is bad. If you have any sort of accessory cover on the shift knob, remove it and see if that helps. The shaft that operates the detente has a return spring on it, sometimes spilled soda pop or just plain rust will prevent it from working freely. The only good way to inspect it is to yank the shifter, but fortunately that isn't difficult on a gen5.
 
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