Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Near Wichita, Kansas
That sounds...odd. Are you sure it is the battery and not the cable or perhaps a main fuse has blown?
As for the shifter release, there is a little cover to take off and use a pick or screwdriver to release the shifter lock.
If you aren't sure about the battery, hook up your jumper cables to the battery's positive terminal and a ground on the engine or chassis, then on the other end lightly tap the two cable clamps together and observe for a spark.
Use caution. IF your battery is actually fully charged and you have a different issue, you'll get a HUGE arc, lol!
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