My Arnage has two sets of contacts on the brake pedal switch, one for the brake lights, the other listed as gearshift inhibitor. One would then assume, like most cars, the shift cannot be moved out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed. On my car, however, I can shift out of park any time. Also, to do so, the shift lever must be lifted which is normal, but there is no requirement to lift going from drive to lower gears, which is not normal. I assume a previous owner removed some of the safety components from the shift mechanism but I would be interested to hear the experiences of others.