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Your shift-lock solenoid is not working. The solenoid is controlled by your brake lamp circuits. The first thing to do is to check your brake lamps to see if they are working.
If the brake lamps are working, the solenoid is most likely defective. If the brake lamps are not working, then you need to diagnose your brake lamp circuits to get your shifter working. Most likely cause would be the brake lamp switch or a short in the system that has caused the brake lamp fuse to blow.
The gearshift interlock prevents the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position unless the brakes are applied. The system uses power from the brake lamp switch to determine if the brakes are applied.
The first thing to do is to check your brake lights to see if they are working. If the brake lights are working, then your problem is most likely a defective shift lock solenoid.
If the brake lamps are not working, then you need to diagnose your brake lamp circuit to find out why. A common cause for the brake lamps to not work is a defective brake lamp switch. however, please be aware that there are other things that can cause your brake lamp circuits to not work. In any case, if your brake lamps are not working, getting the brake lamps to work will fix your shifter problem.
Possible that the brake light switch shorts with the circuit, sometimes this can be a brake switch ground shorting through the dash boarrd ground circuit and turns the light on.
You need to disconnect the brake switch and trace the line. also check if the rear brake lamp circuit is shorting in the tail lamp assembly and so turns the dash /park light circuit ON.
This can happen if the tail lamp assembly /holder is shorting. So remove and check the tail lamp circuit/ the park/brake lights.
Before you did the lamp change you could have measured the voltage at the point of brake application. Now if present then check if the rear lamp assembly gets the ground connection.
if absent the brake light switch is faulty. Check the voltage at the switch point.
Also check the brake lamp fuse on the fuse box under the dashboard.
I suggest to check your tail lights. sometimes if they go out, the cruise control will not work. Oh and also, what i did when this happened to me, I checked under the brake pedal and pushed and pulled the little button that activates the taillights and it worked again. It may have gotten stuck..
The brake light fuse may have popped..
ALSO: -- There seems to be a recall for this..
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS MAY EXPERIENCE THE PERMANENT LOSS OF BRAKE LAMP FUNCTION OR BRAKE LAMPS THAT ARE ILLUMINATED AT ALL TIMES. THE CENTER HIGH-MOUNTED STOP LAMP (CHMSL) IS AFFECTED IN BOTH INSTANCES. ALSO, IF EQUIPPED, THE CRUISE CONTROL WILL BECOME INOPERATIVE. ANY TRAILER BRAKE LAMPS WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE'S BRAKE LAMP WIRING WILL MIMIC THE VEHICLE'S BRAKE LAMPS WHEN EITHER CONDITION OCCURS.
have someone stand behind ur car and check ur brake lights when u hit the brake and not ur tail lights when u turn all ur lights on. that warning light came on for me and i discovered a brake light out
The light will go off as soon as the light or the circuit to the light is repaired, if it is still on and the brake lights work correctly, meaning bright normal not dim looking then the monitor for the lamp out warning is defective, they are very pricey would take the bulbs out if i where you.