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97 mustang won't come out of park,brake lights coming on and I replaced it anyway can it be the ignition switch or is there a solinoid that releases the cable to the shifter button ? Thanks

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Is the steering wheel turned? If so this would cause the shifter to stay in Park and not come out. Turn wheel as far as it will go and turn key on put foot on brake and tire. If not the neutral park swith on trans might be bad.

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