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Car will not come out of park.

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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  • danawana_777 Jun 20, 2009

    Thanks. I actually untaped the wires and reconnected, but still nothing. I will check the fuses and if all else fils call ford.

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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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