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97 FORD E250 VAN SHIFT LOCKED IN PARK

Shift stuck in PARK. Had to disconnect brake system and push it forward to release shift. How can I fix or disable the ''apply brake to allow shift to move'' monster?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the van wont shift out of park at the same time it started we had blown the fuse that runs the blinkers and we lost brake light as well

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    The Cars Radio Wont Go On, Brake Lights Wont Work, Dash Lights Wont work But the Headlights do work And It Won't Shift Out Of Park .

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    gear shift not moving

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    car does not move out of park position when brakes are depressed

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Check the brake lights to see if they work ithey do then the problem is in the locking mechanism, however if the brake lights sont work then first check the fuse, check the wires and the connector that hooks up to the brake switch under the pedal and if it is dammaged repair as needed and if yo get the lights working yo have made the lock to work also!!

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Shift Interlock System
The shift interlock system prevents shifting from PARK unless the brake pedal is depressed. The shift interlock system consists of a shift lock actuator mounted on the selector lever. If the ignition switch is in the RUN position, the shift lock actuator is disabled when the brake pedal is depressed.
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Do the brake lights work ?
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Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
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    • F22 (15A)
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PINPOINT TEST A: SHIFT INTERLOCK SYSTEM DOES NOT RELEASE/LOCK CORRECTLY Test Step Result / Action to Take A1 TEST THE BRAKE LIGHTS
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GO to A4 .

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GO to A3 . A3 TEST THE CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND
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  • Disconnect: Brake Pedal Position (BPP) Switch.
  • Measure the resistance between pin 1 and ground.
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  • Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?
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