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Test brake light switch

Stuck in park, no brakelights. unhooked wires from switch, used ohmeter to check continuity. none w/ brake pedal released, got cont when pedal depressed. seems switch ok? what now?

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My friend i think you will find that your ignition switch needs replaced i dont know why but its always been a fault of the ford motorcars since about 1991 till now i think the contact plates in the ignition swithches are poorly designed

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

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SOURCE: automatic gearshift stuck in park

The release for the shifter is tied to the brake lites, check to see if the brake lights work, if they don't then test the brake light switch at the top of the brake pedal, if it lights a test lite when you press the brake it is ok, in that case you need to check the little solenoid that pulls the cable to unlock the shifter, it is bolted to the top of the steering column, in order to get at it you will have to unbolt the column and drop it dow.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Left rear brake light stopped working but bulb and fuses are OK.

These are Dual Function Bulbs. They control the Parking Lights and the Brake Lights. This Bulb is Burnt out on the Brake Coil inside the Bulb. I have actually seen Bulbs that were Bad But you could not Tell by jast looking at them. It should be fine with a New Bulb. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Check the book and make sure you are using the proper bulbs on all sides. (3957 looks just like 3956 but wont work right)

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My 2001 ford focus is stuck in park, stepping on

u will need to fix the brake lights, it is most likely a defective brake light switch, this switch is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is easy to replace, no special tools needed

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SOURCE: stuck calipers

Brake lines are not releasing fluid back to master cylinder. Open bleeder and see if wheel will turn. If it does replace brake line to caliper

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2010 merc gm shift lever stuck in park car will start steering wheel turns


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.
If the selector lever will not move out of PARK with the key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed, it will need to be unlocked manually.
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Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
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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 A2 . A2 TEST FUSE F22 (15A)
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GO to A3 . A3 TEST THE CIRCUIT FOR A SHORT TO GROUND
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Sometimes if the steering wheel is not lined up, a release pin in the column will not let the interlock move. Tilt columns can often have this problem.

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