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Brake switch fuse keeps blowing

ABS warning light comes on, can't shift out of park, no brake lights
I changed the fuse, 15 amp, it worked OK once, next time I tried to drive it, fuse was blown again

any suggestions? anything else I can check?

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  • calee729 Jun 04, 2009

    thanks for the quick reply. I am a complete novice at car repair, I know where the master cylinder is and what it looks like but where is the brake pressure switch in relation to the master cylinder? and how difficult is it to remove and replace?

  • Jamie Burgess
    Jamie Burgess Jan 02, 2014

    check voltage regulator or fusible link

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I Have the same problem with my 97 ford keeps blown fuse 15 amp,when I step on the brake pedal,to shift out of park it blows the fuse.can someone help me out what to look for.I replaced the switch on brake pedal that wasn't it.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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    Jamie Burgess Jan 02, 2014

    check the voltage regulator to see if its working or check the fusible link it could be burned those to things are very vital for protecting power surges overloads blow out ect

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Replace your brake pressure switch on the master cylinder and that should take care of your problem.

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  • edward80 Jun 04, 2009

    it is going to right under the resevoir . should have a colored band going around it with a white connector. unplug it and i believe it is a 14 mm wrench....just take it out and screw the new one in.

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Wingnut30129
Check you truck on Ford's site to see if you have this recall scheduled ( or completed ).
You are looking for :
recall 05S28. Description: Speed Control Deactivation Switch.

Next, do you have an aftermarket 3rd brake lamp / CHMSL ( Center High Mount Stop Lamp ) ? This could be on a Cap, or something like a line of fire.
If so, disconnect them, and try the fuse replacement again.

If you turn the key to the accessory position, put your foot on the brake, and remove the truck from park to neutral, and start the truck, does the fuse still blow ? ( your MY the shift interlock is the same circuit as the brake lamps ).

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