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1998 Toyota 4runner: Short somewhere in the brake switch/brake light/shift lock system.

When I got in to my car today, I was unable to shift out of park and my brake lights would not turn on. I eventually found the problem was a blown fuse, but when I replaced it and tried the brakes, it immediately blew the new fuse. I figure that I have a short somewhere in the system. What are the places where I am most likely to find the short, or what is the best way to find that short? Also, is there a wiring schematic for the system anywhere on the internet?

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Try this. same for 98-02

http://web.archive.org/web/20100531053202/http://www.ncttora.com:80/fsm/1996/SIL/fsm/wiring.html

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SOURCE: dead stereo...

I will bet that you have a short circuit at the cigar lighter/power socket. I have observed this many times. Cell charger adaptors are not the "exact fit" for the Toyota lighter sockets. The power prong sometimes gets bent, from the adaptor, and shorts out to the outer case of the socket. Unplug the lighter plug & try another fuse.
I am reasonably confident that tis is your issue. Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: no brake lights, fuses keep blowing and wont shift out of park

I would look for a wiring short in the trunk at the taillamp area, or, inspect the sockets for the taillamp bulbs for corrosion. In any case, you have a short circuit in the trunk area, also check the wire that comes from the body & goes up the trunk hinge on the driver side; that wire may be chafed, and it may be shorting out. Hope this helps; please get back to me if you need any further assistance.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 Toyotal Camry brake lights are out.

You have a ground issue.Current from another circuit is running through the lights to get to ground. this causes them to burn out quickly.You need to do a real detailed visual check.A good component wiring diagram and component locator is a requirement here.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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

I had the exact same problem. It is the fuse for the brake lights ( a red 10 amp fuse) that is blown. It was the wiring in the trailer that caused it to blow. Replace that fuse and it will work perfectly!!

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: no brake lights

Hi my Name is Marcus . I have a 99 toyota corolla and i have problems with the brake lights . I have change the bulbs . I have check my fuses , i have also change the brake pad switch . I was told that i to change the brake switch with a part for Toyota Dealership . Plz help me

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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You have a shift interlock problem . What kind of vehicle ? a mercury what ?
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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Symptom Chart Condition Possible Sources Action
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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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  • Measure the resistance between pin 1 and ground.
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  • Is the resistance greater than 10,000 ohms?
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GO to A4 .

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None of the power windows work ? Check for broken wires inside the rubber boot from the body to drivers door !
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I had the exact same problem. It is the fuse for the brake lights ( a red 10 amp fuse) that is blown. It was the wiring in the trailer that caused it to blow. Replace that fuse and it will work perfectly!!

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


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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