I was attempting to disconnect a security device on my vehicle and cut the wrong wire(under dash) which I later figured out lead to my brake pedal. Once I realized this I spliced the wire that was wrongly cut and reconnected it to the correct place. Now my car will not come out of park???? What have I done and how can I fix it? Please help!
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Re: Car will not come out of park.
Check the fuses wires may have touched ground? you may not have fix the wire so that its working ? double check it? also check if you may have cut other wires? after that call ford and ask a service dude how to get it out of park with a dead bat. you can use that method to get it out of park. ok now check for power @ the switch on the brake ..... then go to the lock switch and see if its getting power? ...
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Cutting a wire on a car that already has a security issue won't fix the problem. The car has to be running and/or on before you cut any wires. It is called severed wire defaults. the computer loses communications with security and goes to default, which lets the car run. Cutting wires when the car is not running or on, only makes things worse for someone to fix. And to my knowledge... No vehicles has a red wire for data. Which is the wire to cut.
Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the key forward until it can go no further, without starting the vehicle.
Press and hold the "Valet/Override" button located under the
dash. Hold the button until the blinking LED light on your dash is
solid. Switch your "Valet" button to "Off" if you have a button labeled
"On/Off." Your alarm should now be reset. If you wish to enable the
alarm, repeat these steps to turn the alarm back on.
Remove wires from your battery if you wish to temporarily
turn off your alarm. Disconnect the wire connected to the main power
source to permanently disarm your alarm. Trace all wires connected to
your battery and disconnect them. If you have no familiarity with your
vehicle's wiring, you should take your vehicle to a neighborhood
installer to disconnect the wires for you.
( now they say they can't figure out whats wrong with it unless it happens while they are driving it to know exactly whats wrong !
Even with it actting up it could be a pain to find . All the electronic's an wiring an connections , ground circuit's an B+ circuits .Plus C.A.N. Serial data network , do you know what this C.A.N. is ? controller area network , all the modules on the vehicle share info on it . The instrument cluster gauges info come's from the PCM - engine computer over this network . Here read this How to Diagnose Controller Area Network CAN Your problem could be cause by lose ground connection ,a lose network connection . Something that mite require the dash (instrument panel ) to be pulled out of the vehicle . So don't be to ******* the dealer , they just want to be sure , because if they need to pull the dash out that can be expensive ! Close to $1,000 bucks .
Voltage at the fuse block of 6 volts indicates you have dirty contacts somewhere and I would say typical for a 17 year old vehicle. First thing I would do is buy a battery post and connector cleaning brush, remove the connectors, smear them with vaseline and reconnect 2 hours later to dissipate power from the anti-theft system. Then check the connections at the end of the battery leads, probably near the fuse box, and main fuse if there is one. Again, clean and smear with vaseline. When you connect the battery, make sure the key is in the ignition. Leave 15 minutes before starting so the systems can reset.
If you don't want the aggravation of worrying about the anti-theft system and resetting it and radio code, you can maintain power to the car systems with a battery charger or a couple of lengths of wire which you keep connected. Just strip off the insulation, wrap and tape the wire on a bit lower on the battery post, and somewhere on the outside of the connector wire.
Check this procedure to understand it... REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely using jackstands.
parking brake equalizer threads will often rust in service making
adjustment or removal difficult. If necessary, spray a penetrating
lubricant on the nut and equalizer threads, then allow time for the
lubricant to work.
Under the left-center of the vehicle, loosen the nut on the cable equalizer assembly.
Separate the front cable from the equalizer.
Fig. 1: On this truck, the equalizer is just behind and to the side of the transfer case
Fig. 2: Common front brake cable mounting (click image for zoom)
Fig. 3: To loosen, hold the adjuster rod from turning while you turn the nut using a box wrench
Fig. 4: The cable is usually attached to the lever using a button retainer
If applicable, remove the front-cable retaining bolts and clips.
Bend or squeeze the frame retainer fingers and release the cable from the frame.
On some models, it may be necessary to remove the dash trim panels to gain access to the brake pedal.
If necessary for access, remove the lower trim panel from the left side of the dash.
Release the cowl retainer and grommet, then disconnect the front cable from the parking pedal assembly.
a length of wire to the cable, then carefully pull it through the cowl
leaving the wire in place for installation purposes. Remove the cable
from the vehicle.
Use the wire left in the cowl opening to pull the cable into position.
Seat the retainer and grommet to the cowl, making sure the retaining fingers are completely through the hole.
Attach the cable to the lever, then if removed for access, install the lower trim panel.
Install the cable retainer to the frame, then if applicable, secure any retaining clips.
the cable to the equalizer, then properly adjust the parking brake. For
details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
the case ,one transistor have overheat inside the cd it;s burn then disconnect and mult all wire and socket in this case try disconnect all socket from cd then try seperate all mult wire from eatch follow the wiring loam until make sure no mult together . check fuse replace pasted one then check , the cd shold be repair by electronic shop.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait 2 minutes for the driver's/passenger's air bag system capacitor to discharge before attempting to do any work around the steering column or instrument
Remove the instrument panel by performing the following procedure:
Remove the trim from the right and left door sills.
Remove the trim from the right and left cowl side inner panels.
Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel.
Remove the 2 hood latch release handle-to-instrument panel lower reinforcement screws and lower the release handle to the floor.
Disconnect the driver's side air bag module wire harness connector.
If equipped, disconnect the overdrive lockout switch harness connector.
Do not disassemble the steering column but remove the assembly from the vehicle.
From under the driver's side of the instrument panel, disconnect or remove the following items:
The screw from the center of the headlight/dash-to-instrument panel bulkhead wire harness connector and disconnect the connector.
The 2 body wire harness connectors from the 2 instrument panel wire harness connector that secure the outboard side of the instrument panel bulkhead connector.
The 3 wire harness connectors from the 3 junction block connector receptacles located closest to the dash panel; 1 from the body wire harness and 2 from the headlight/dash wire harness.
The plastic park brake release linkage rod-to-rear parking brake release handle lever. Disengage the linkage rod from the handle lever.
The stoplight switch connector.
The vacuum harness connector from the left side of the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.
Remove the instrument panel center support bracket.
Remove the instrument panel wire harness ground screw located on the left side of the air bag control module (ACM) mount on the floor panel transmission tunnel.
Either remove the drivers side rear wheel and disconnect linkage or cut the cable from underneath (do this as a last resort... if you want to keep your emergency brake for future use, you'll have to replace the cable.)
Any chance your vehicles have a security/alarm system. Disconnecting battery on some, will arm it sometimes & not allow it to run. Using key to unlock door, on driver & passenger side have been known to work on some vehicles, but if not, a call to dealer should help.
GO TO THE STARTER AND CHECK THE S TERMINAL(SMALL WIRE GOING TO SOLENOID) FOR POWER W/THE KEY IS CRANKED.IF NO POWER THERE THAN THE SECURITY SYSTEM MAY HAVE A PROBLEM.IF YOUR IGNITION KEY HAS A BLACK CHIP IN IT THAT IS FOR THE SECURITY SYSTEM.THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER HAS 2 WIRES COMING OFF IT INSIDE THE STEERING COLLUM.THOSE WIRES BREAK QUITE OFTEN,THEN THE STARTER WON'T CRANK