I have a 1992 Ford Escort. It’s a junker (literally - it has a recovered title, the car having been totaled at some time in the past), but it gets me around. Or, it did.
The battery went dead a while back, and I’d been using the wife’s car. She had to be out of town, so I got a new battery. Car started right up, but I couldn’t get the transmission out of Park. I think there are switches to make sure that the brake is on, etc., that have to be made before the car can be put into gear. Is there anything I can do? Where are these switches? Obviously, I can’t drive the car to a shop, and I’d prefer not to have it towed unless there’s no alternative.