Yes, did. It turned out to be a short in the wires that powered the center brake light. This short caused power to be refed back through the brakelight switch and through the GEM. Once this was fixed everything started working again, including the cruise control.
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Sounds like a defective brake light switch. This switch also helps control the shift lock for the gear shift. The switch is attached to the brake pedal. Try wiggling the switch/wiring to see if this corrects the problem. If so, I would recommend replacing the brake light switch as it will most likely happen again
can be a few ideas: check plug wires, misfiring, check the plug, if you dont have plugs, than check the [ where the plug should be]
it could be the timing belt slipping, in the 1970 we had timing chains that would last for every, but some one got idea is to put a belt in so at 60-70 thousand miles you need to replace timing belt.
Without the brake lights working the shift interlock can't release. Turn the key just off the "locked" position and you should be able to shift to neutral and start the engine then shift to drive or reverse. Just don't shift back into park until you are parking the car to leave it.
Hi, you have suffered a major electrical short here, and the car is telling you via the light signals that you need to take care of this in a garage. The original short burnt cables, which is why there is visible signs of melting, smell etc. I know it will involve a cost, but consider the value of your life if the car was to go on fire with you or your family in it? Another short will cause such a fire, get to a garage soon!
You are the MAN, Just like you said TRocky, there was a short in the center brake light wiring. Found the short in the rubber boot that connects from the lift gate to the car. Inside that rubber boot the wires were cracked and some were shorting.Repaired the wiring and everything is back to normal.