How do I put a Toyota Camry in neutral with a dead battery?

I went out to the garage to head to work this morning and realized my car has a dead battery. How do I get my Toyota Camry into neutral so I can roll it out of the garage to get a jump?

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Answer provided by
Sarah Gray
Answered on Jun 20, 2022
There may be nothing worse than heading out to start your day only to find a dead battery in your car. Luckily, putting a Toyota Camry in neutral with a dead battery is fairly simple. Just follow these steps:
  • Locate the small slot just above the P on the Camry’s gear panel to the left of the gear shift.
  • Insert a flathead screwdriver in the slot and gently pry up the 1-inch square top-left corner of the plastic cover to expose a small button.
  • Press the button down, then press the button on the gear shift handle to move it to the N position.
Your car is now in neutral so you can roll it out of your garage. You can either follow these steps to re-engage your parking brake or simply set your emergency brake to keep your car from rolling when it’s in neutral.
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