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Location of Fuses for brake interlock switch....can not get it out of park....also location of switch. Thanks

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THE FUSE PANEL IS LOCATED LH SIDE OF DASH, OPEN LF DOOR TO GAIN ACCESS. YOUR PROBLEM IS MOST LIKELY A FAULTY STOP LAMP SWITCH.

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Shift interlock problem. This is designed to keep the car from being shifted out of park by accident without your foot on the brake. The easy is to chaeck and make sure your brake switch is working and all your fuses are in working order. You should be able to over ride the interlock if you still have issues by inserting your key into a small slot located somewhere near the sifter. If the fueses are good and the brake switch is working you will need to have the interlock assembly diagnosed.

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I have a 2006 Nissan Titan the gear shift stcks in park, it feels like the lock is not releasing


Hey first of all

I would like to know if your brake lights are functional when you step on the brake pedal? If they are not, then your problem lies with in the brake pedal switch, not interlock shift solenoid. Have a friend check them while the brake is applied. If they don't work, check the pedal switch, which is locate on the pedal, under the dash. Also check the wires that lead to it......make sure they are not broken. If they do work, I would re-check ALL of the fuses, interior and engine bay compartment location. Do this with a 12v test light, not just by looking at them and assuming that they are good. If all of the fuses are good, check for power going to the interlock solenoid, when the brake is applied. There should be power at one of the wires at the solenoid. I there is, replace the solenoid.
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check to see if your brake lights work. No? check your brake light fuse. OK? change your brake light switch. Your brake light switch powers the brake / shifter interlock. There is usually a way to bypass the interlock- check your owners manual for bypass button location ( its usually next to the shifter)

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2000 Taurus starts just fine. Transmission stuck in park. Cannot shift. I do have foot on brakes.


When you push on the brake pedal with the ignition key in the run position, do you here or feel a clicking noise at the shifter?

There are also (2) fuses in the interior fuse box ( #17 and #32) that must be checked to make sure they are not blown. If the fuses are good, I would suspect either the brake switch or shift interlock solenoid.

The fuse supplies ignition voltage to the brake switch, when the brake is applied, the switch closes and voltage travels to the shift interlock solenoid. The solenoid is activated and the shift lever is unlocked.

So, it may be one of several things causing the problem.
1) blown fuse.
2) brake switch defective
3) shift inter lock solenoid defective.
4) wiring harness or connector problem.

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Make sure your brake light switch is working,2nd there is a BTSI solenoid (brake transmission shift interlock) that could be bad.

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CHECK BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FUSE OR BRAKE - TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID FUSE.IF BOTH FUSES OKAY.THE PROBLEM COULD BE A BAD BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH OR A BAD BRAKE TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID.YOUR IGNITION SWITCH IS BROKEN.MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY IS 12.5 VOLTS.IF NOT YOU CANT SHIFT INTO PARK.

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Car will not go out of park 2002 mountaineer is stuck in park - will crank but cannot put in gear


CLICK HERE FOR YOUR OWNERS MANUAL in PDF format.

Check your shift interlock switch on the brake pedal. If it is out of alignment or has failed the shifter will not unlock to enable a gear selection.

Also - a fuse may be blown, or you may have a taillight out.

You can manually unlock it in emergency situations.
Taken from P.181 of the manual......

Brake-shift interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a brake-shift interlock feature that prevents
the gearshift lever from being moved from P (Park) when the ignition is
in the ON position unless brake pedal is depressed.
If you cannot move the gearshift lever out of P (Park) with ignition in
the ON position and the brake pedal depressed:
1. Apply the parking brake, turn ignition key to LOCK, then remove the
key.
2. Locate the access cover plate to
the brake-shift interlock override. It
is located on the underside of the
steering column.
3. Rotate the access panel
(counterclockwise) with a flat head
screw driver until it is lined up to
the access hole in the open position.
4. Insert a tool (or screw driver) into the access hole to override the
brake-shift interlock. Apply the brake and shift into Neutral.
5. Return the cover plate (rotate
clockwise) to the closed position.
Start the vehicle.

If it is necessary to use the above procedure to move the gearshift lever,
it is possible that a fuse has blown or the vehicle’s brakelamps are not
operating properly. Refer to Fuses and relays in the Roadside
emergencies
chapter.




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