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I have no brake lights and i can't get it out of park

I have no brake lights and cannot get it out of park. i did everything the owners manual said to do and i checked my bcm fuse and it looks blown but how can i tell and would that be the possible problem?

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I would change the fuse if that dont work check the sensor behind the brake pedal

Posted on Feb 16, 2012

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    Thanks i will give it a try


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If this condition happens i guess you mean to say it when i on a gradeor i am in hurry and now have a situation soi get it out of park say isnt i took over and find problem when i drive kids or pot hole bent something so check alls mnormal try undoing what they did solve the mystery look at so everythingi s its normal you do it like your example theirmatch it up to book yea seen a jeep liberty like this wierd noticed almost forgot had not-in to say

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good morning and welcome to fixya
a couple of questions for you to get us started. first is the brake lights the only lights that dont work or are all the rear lights out? second have you checked the brake light switch? you will want to check both places the switch and the fuse. if the fuse is blown then there is a reason now we have to find that reason. usually the brake switch is the reason. i believe this switch is located on the brake pedal arm up inside the dash. you can buy a new one for less then 20 bucks usually of course depends where you buy it. just an easy plug and play swap. i would also check the lightbulbs and connectors at the lights. good luck and let me know what you find

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Hello gary823

Thank you for choosing

First things first: I suggest taking your truck to a mechanic or an auto parts store that can do a diagnostics test done. If any fuses or relays are blown, this test should bring up any codes that would indicate any type of malfunctions.

The shift lever being locked: In newer vechicles, the brake pedel, as you know must be pressed in order for the transmission to be put into gear. There should be a sensor on the transmission that runs in cahoots with the brakes. This sensor tells the computer what gear the transmission is in. It is very possible that at the last time you put the vehicle in Park, that the switch had it's final moment of ability. If the sensor is in fact useless, it may be the reason the transmission is locked into Park. It may be the reason why the brake lights aren't working; and why the brake lights fuse is blowing. Also, check all relays, (can be tested with a fuse tester) and make sure all relays are good as well. Make sure also that the light sockets for the brake lights, tail lights, back up lights, and front running and blinker lights are in good condition. One faulty socket, can cause more than one bulb to blow, or cause fuses and relays to blow as well. Follow the wiring for the brake lights for as far as you can to ensure there is no damage (melted, broken, etc.). This could also affect fuses. This truck I see is barely 5 years old, but you'd be surprised how quickly parts and wiring and such will go bad, or wear out and/or just quit working.

If the transmission sensor is not the problem, and all fuses and relays are good. tranny fluid is full, check the linkage under the truck. It may be jammed somehow, or stuck. On the transmission, where the lever inserts, there is a seal - inside that seal, there is like a gear that the lever pushes in order to shift from gear to gear etc. You may need to have that checked out to make sure it's not broken inside. If your fluid is low, or empty, you may have froze up your transmission, however, you most likely would have been seeing large amounts of fluid in the frequent places you park. Another think to check is your differentials. Make sure the fluid is full in each, as well as the seals not leaking. The seal sits just inside the inner most part of the pumpkin (differential ball) where the yoke is inserted. Maybe you have just locked up the rear driveline. Check the seal on the front end of the driveline as well, (goes into the rear of the transmission (yoke). Check your U-Joints as well, making sure they are intact, tight. It may be a good idea to have them replaced if they look supsicous in any way.

These are all the things I can think of that would make your truck be stuck in park, and make your lights not work, and blow fuses.

I sincerely hope this information is useful and aides in the successful repair of your truck. Thank you again for choosing Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, or if you have any more questions or concerns (comments).

Thank you again,


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SOURCE: all brake lights suddenly stopped working changed bulbs park light fuse and cant find any blown fuses what else can it be

brake switch on the pedal bad.bad relay. do you have a second fuse box if so check it. look at the wiring see if it is frayed or chafed check the connections.check all the fuses not just the ones labeled brakes.switch the relay with one that you know is good like turn signal and see if the turn signal works then check brakes.use a 12 volt test light check the brake switch and probe the wires. hope this helped if not write back and i'll give you more ideas.

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Your going to need help.
Replacing the three fuses,won't correct anything,they will just blow again.
Find a shop, that sort of favors doing electrical work

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