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Brakes my 91 thunderbird lost all power due to a loose battery connection. when i reconnected the battery and got my car running i found out that my breaks weren't working anymore. I can still pump the breaks but my tail lights dont light up and i can't get my transmission out of park. I have been looking for my car manual, i figured it might be an anti-theft system cause i dont see how else my breaks would shut off due to my battery being disconnected. If someone knows whats wrong or how to possibly fix it please let me know. thanks

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Check the fuses in the fuse box under the hood. Then check fuseable links. Transmission in park. There is a cable that runs from the shifter under the shifter console to the shift lever on the transmission. The cable my be broken inside the cable housing just before it comes out of the housing. I repaired this same problem on a friends '89 Tbird. Be sure you align the new cable correctly.
I went to a pick-your-own-parts wrecking yard. To learn how to take it apart. To take the shifter knob off. Push in the button on the side of the knob. Then from the underside of the knob hit hard with the **** of your palm.


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