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1997 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 WON'T SHIFT OUT OF PARK

After returning a Uhaul trailer in the rain my truck didn't want to shift out of park. I've had to use the override switch on the consoul in order to push the button and get my truck out of park. Also, later that day I went to use cruise control but when I turned the system on the "cruise" light on the dash just blinked. Coinsidence? What is wrong with my truck?

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  • wweaverscott Nov 06, 2008

    Please help

  • wweaverscott Nov 07, 2008

    Thank you very much. You just saved me a lot of money at the dealership. I'll go ahead and replace the wiring harness for the trailer now too.



    Thanks again,



    Scott

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You have a blown fuse for the brake lights. The shifter will not come out of park if the brake lights do not work. The crusie will not work, either. I will bet that there is a short in your trailer wiring, and it popped the brake light fuse. Easy to check; get in, start it up, push the brake. If there are no brake lights, the fuse is your problem. Please respond if this helps. Thnaks for choosing FixYa.

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  • Toyota Ed Nov 07, 2008

    EXCELLENT. Glad to help. Thnaks for the FIxYa. Much appreciated.

  • frank gifford May 10, 2012

    I also have the same problem with my 1997 Toyota 4 runner I can shift it but I have to move the shifter in a back and forth movement very fast with the shifter button pushed in at the same time and after doing this for a bit it will finally shift into gear, also the cruse control light is flashing and not working it all started after my last fishing trip and i was also pulling a boat trailor. i want to thank you for the answer to my problem also. i am on my way outside now to replace the brake fuse.

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