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97expidition4x4 5.4l stuck in park and third of fuse panel not testing hot with test light..how do i fix it

Replaced only burnt fuse 5amp breaklight fuse..replaced boo switch (break light on off) switch have break lights now but still stuck in park

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If shifter handle is loose(indicator not correct) check the under dash shifter cable holder bolts(loose?).

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Well, hmmm... In order to start your truck, you have to 1. have it in park if automatic or 2 have the clutch pressed in all the way.

I'm curious, why would you think a brake light switch would be the problem?

Check the clutch cables if manual, make sure any sensors are working properly.

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SOURCE: brake light on 2001 chevy blazer LT 2wd

When my blazer did this they had to replace part of the wiring harness in the steering wheel. It took forever for them to get the parts because we live in nowhereville, but once it was in it works again and no problems. I had to take it to the actual chevy dealer because none of the other places had a clue. good luck.

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SOURCE: 2003 navigator blowing fuse, stuck

I have also had the same problem with my navigator and the culprit turned out to be a fuse... a 5 amp fuse that is for a relay... if you get a fuse tester and check your fuses on the inside fuse box... It should be a 5 amp fuse and i wanna say its in the middle row

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SOURCE: Third brake light works but two on rear dont.

have you replaced the bulbs?

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy blazer no power

Your starter is under the car at the rear of the engine, usually on the passenger side. The large wire from the positive side of the battery should lead you to it.

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SOURCE: No parking lights and no instrument panel back

The rio has a light control module in the left kickpanel which allows all the parking lights to work. if you remove the module and take it apart, you will notice that the soldering joints are cracked. simply resolder the connetions or just replace the unit and presto your lights will start to work again.

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