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I have a 1997 Land Rover/Range Rover. It has been going good. I parked it up as usual, next day I went to start it and the yellow abs light started flashing. I kept flashing and will not stop. The gear selection won't move at all. When I turn the key off it reads "FUSE 6 GEAR BOX FAULT". I have had the Rover for 2.5 years now. I live out in the country with my truck 'stuck' on the side of the road. I hope you can hep.

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Make sure it has enough brake fluid, then check all fuses.

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If your brake lights don't work Its because you blew the fuse  which Is located In the main fuse panel under steering wheel.  Without break lights your rover will fire up nice but wont shift out of park until you replace the fuse.  If your ABS Is acting up It Is also an easy fix.  Disconnect the ABS from each wheel.  You still got all wheel disc breaks that work great but no ABS.  Your other option is  thousands of $$.  If your breaks are weak check your master cylinder and make sure you got enough fluid and that you are not loosing the fluid.  If you notice you are leaking brake fluid because you have to keep filling it up but cannot find a leak anywhere.  I bet I know where It is.  Check your rear break lines and make sure one of them didn't get caught in your rear springs and pinched ever so slightly when you were doing dounuts In the snow.
Good luck,

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Has anyone considered the electrical feedback from the climate control fans. Change the pollen filters. Duh, its a ROVER!

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have you checked the oil level?  When is the last time you changed the oil? 

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brake swith at the brake pedal.
both mine and my wifes Land rovers did the same thing.
once replaced car would go into gear.
do your brake lights stay on no matter pressing or not?

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would advise against trying to bypass park switch try ajusting first

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