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Brake lights dont work

I have replaced fuse ,stoplight .switch and bulbs.it wont come out of park unless u mash that button beside shifter any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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You need to get a test light and check every fuse again and go to the brake lamp switch and see if it is getting power to it and if it is you need to see if the power is coming out on a differant wire on the same switch if not you need another switch if you have power coming out of switch when you hit the brake pedal you will have to follow wires till you see where you are loosing power.

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Condition Possible Source Action
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Your vehicle has a safety system that won't let you take it out of park unless you have the brake pedal pressed ! Your brake switch could be shorted inside causing fuse to blow !
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Shift Interlock System A shift interlock mechanism prevents shifting the transaxle out of the PARK position unless the brake pedal (2455) is applied. The shift lock actuator is energized when the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position.
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