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Radio, Brake Light, Interior lights, And Wont Shift Out Of Park.

My 1998 Ford Escort Was Working Fine, Went To Work, Everything Was Fine, Went In My Car On My Brake And The Radio Wouldn't Turn On, Brake Light Wasn't Working, Dash Lights Wont Working, And It Wont Shift Out Of Park .

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This problem sounds like you dislodged the switch on the brake pedal lever. You need the signal to unlock the vehicle from Park. You will probably find that the Brake lights do not work when you press the brake pedal.

Now if the switch is good, you probably broke the fuse feeding power to the switch. You can get a wiring diagram online by running a Websearch or going to Autozone.com and registering your car. This site has a HELP section at the bottom of the page and you would need to toggle between free and pay info.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

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SOURCE: 1998 ford escort fuse box diagram

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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: tail lights and dash lights

You'll have to read through your owners manual. For some time Auto makers have been putting your taillights on the same fuse as your dash lights as an automatic indicator that they are out. I would read through your owners manual and decided where and what fuse will supply power to the taillights and dash lights. If indeed all fuses in connection with the dash lights are good I would suspect the automatic starter.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: FORD BRAKE LIGHT

check the connector at the brake switch located on the brake pedal lever arm if it is ok it is most likely a faulty switch

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a 1995 ford escort. it wont turn over

If you have power then starter is good place to start checking. it sounds like a pain but , the safest wat to prevent damage is to remove starter and take to parts store,< one that will test parts > they can tell you if it's good or bad. If it is then you have it out and you are at place to get new one,< besides they ask for old one in exchange anyway>,also there is a starter relay located in service box in engine compartment,< in this box," fuse box next to battery"'is a starter relay remove it and take with you, if starter and relay are good then the ignition is the next step. Although you put the key in on column the ignition is actualy halfway down column< to get to it you have to remove cover from underside of column> the key actuates a rod to this engaging switch by pushing, < check that this is happening properly > it can fail causing nothing to starter,< if starter is good then unless something has been altered then most likely cause.

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SOURCE: 1997 ford exibition xlt my interior light and running board lights wont go off along wiith the door ajar light on dash board. please help

Take some WD40 and open the doors and spray a liberal amount into each of the door latches. Then open and close the doors firmly several times. This will work most of the time to unstick the ajar switches.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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