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1999 cougar stuck in park and does nothing when you turn the key

The car died. I put in park to restart and it wont shift out of park and does nothing when you turn the key. I checked the battery and the connections.Bench tested the starter ok. No blown fuses. The only thing the car does is the dome light comes on and the radio works. ????? Is the problem.

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Yout whole fuse box might be blown. I had to replace mine on a 2000 Cougar.

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