Question about 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab
~ Fuses were checked, seem fine
~ when brakes applied while in park the lights don't always show that the brakes are being applied however when you are driving the brakes work fine, but the lights still don't reflect that you are stopping/applying brakes
~ i have been starting the truck, getting it into gear and shutting it off in neutral so Iit will shift into drive or reverse when I have to go somewhere
It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Check fuse 13 (15amp) in the interior fuse panel.If it is ok check and see if you have voltage to the LG/R wire at the brake lamp switch under the dash at the top of the brake pedal.If you have voltage there then press brake and check the LG wire on the other side of the switch. If you don't then replace the switch.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
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Dec 17, 2013 | 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab
Do the brake light work? No brake lights and it won't shift out of park. Check your fuses and check for loose wires. Check your brake light switch. If that has failed, you won't be able to get out of park. The other one if the shift lock solenoid which is in the shifter assembly. The brake shift interlock switch prevents the car being shifted from park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Try to apply power/ground to the proper wires & see if it will activate.. If it does, then the problem is between the brake light switch & that solenoid. Could be the wires or the switch.Make sure the shifter cable is still held down in place at the shifter assembly & under the hood. It is the interlock switch that you hear/feel clicking.It is for the prior generation but may still apply.
Good Luck and hopefully you soon will be on the road again...;-)
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