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Manual Override Shiftlock with Dead Battery?

Now I don't have a dead battery but I am wondering if anyone knows the procedure? I just figure with the button operated shift how would or could the gearbox be shifted into neutral without power, say in the event of a dead vehicle needing a flat bed tow?

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Now I don't have a dead battery but I am wondering if anyone knows the procedure? I just figure with the button operated shift how would or could the gearbox be shifted into neutral without power, say in the event of a dead vehicle needing a flat bed tow?

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Look in your owner's manual for "Brake-Shift Interlock Override". In the 2013 models it is located inside the center console, just below the media
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Definitely good to know that. I have found that most tow truck guys know about this stuff and would likely be able to find it. If not they have jacks to jack up the rear wheels too. Just takes more time on their end.
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Look in your owner's manual for "Brake-Shift Interlock Override". In the 2013 models it is located inside the center console, just below the media
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So there is a manual button that will put the car in neutral? Is that right?
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it will break the electronic shift lock in the event you have a dead battery...
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