After starting my 1997 Accord automatic in park, I tried shifting to drive, but the gear selector got stuck between park and reverse. This had happened a few times previously, but it was easily resolved just by jiggling.
Eventually I gave up and had to shut off the engine. It was on a slight grade and started drifting so I applied the emergency brake and chocked the wheels.
I tried putting the key into the gear shift release, but that didn't help, shifter is still stuck.
It's been this way for a few days now.
Any ideas how to get the shifter unstuck?
stepping on the brake pedal while the key is in the "II" position
stepping on the brake pedal while the key is in the shift lock release hole
removing the knob of the shifter like in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZl5IIv4MHk and pressing down on the vertical shaft directly both with the key in the shift lock release and also with the key in the "II" position )