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Re: Problems with Gearshift 2004 Lincoln Navigator
Turn the key forward a notch then it should come out. If you are turning the key all the way off it enables the accessories (radio etc), locks the key in the ignition and disables the gear shifter.
If thats not the case then there is a button to be depressed so that the key can turn anticlockwise>off another click and the key can be removed.
It'll be one or the other....faulty ignition lock is the only other diagnosis
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Hello, If you look under the dash at the Drivers' pedal, there is a switch on the top of the Brake pedal lever. This switch sends the signal to the Shift Interlock to allow shifting out of Park. You may notice that you do not have Stop lights when you push the brakes. This is a common problem caused by feet hitting the upper regions of the brake pedal lever.
The Brake switch may be dislodged or broken in its holder. Reposition or replace the switch. This switch is linked to the Interlock for the gearshift. It is also possible that the linkage with the gearshift has stretched out of position. Ask the Dealer about recalls for the shift console, but it is an older car and parts wear out.
If the underdash brake switch does not help fix the problem, someone will need to adjust the gearshift Interlock.
under the dash on driver side thare is a gearshift cable bracket. get a flashlight and remove the underdash cover then look under dash while wiggling gearshift and you will see gearshift cable.the bracket that holds this cable has 2 or 3 screws and over time will back out and cause shifting problems. thay need to be tightend. these screws have torx bit heads on them so you will need a torx bit set to tighten
THIS IS CAUSED BY EITHER A SHORTED BRAKE LIGHT CIRCUIT WITH A RESULTING BLOWN FUSE, OR MORE LIKELY A DEFECTIVE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH, THE SYSTEM HAS WHAT IS CALLED A PART LOCK OUT, THIS SYSTEM HAS TO SENSE THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED BEFORE U CAN SHIFT OUT OF PARK, IT DOES THIS BY USING THE 12 VOLT SIGNAL FROM THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH TO RELEASE A SMALL SOLENOID ON THE TOP OF THE STEERING COLUMN.
In order to disconnect the gearshift linkage from the gearshift operating handle, a safety clip was rotated about 90 degrees clockwise. Once in this position, if you pull the safety clip towards you, it comes completely out, which then permits the gearshift rod to seperate from the operating lever.