Most modern cars need to have the ignition on before the shifter can be moved.
Too, you need to depress the brake.
Check to see if the brake switch is working.
Put the ignition on, step on the brake and let someone see if the brake light is coming on at the rear of the car.
Too, there is a solenoid that unlocks the shifter.
It makes a noise near the shifter when you depress the brake.
Bend down, so that your ear can be near the shifter.
Step on the brakes on and off.
If you hear no sound, the brake switch or the solenoid is bad.
Check fuses too.
Last edited by ramishrrr
on November 9th, 2018, 12:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.