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When i got in my 97 mercury villager to start, i turned the ignition everything went black, there is power in the batterie

As i turned the ignition on my 1997 mercury villager, the instrument lights turned on for a second... as i turned the switch every thing went dead...checked the batterie and it had power....never had any problems with the vehicle.!!??

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There should be a master link in the wiring from the battery. These wires are like fuses and melt to prevent further damage. You have a problem somewhere if this broke.

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check/replace the starter relay switch in the relay box under the hood. The relay box is located on the front right of the engine compartment. easy fix, inexpensive part if that is the problem.

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Sound like a problem with the shift interlock cable mechanical problem or shift lock actuator.

Additionally, I find this tips about this problem and clues to solution tips...
* fuse #5 "Brake Interlock" * rear defroster
* Fuse #28: Stop Lamp & Speed Control

* fuse #32 "Brake Interlock"
* Fuse #17: Stop Lamp & Speed Control

* fuse #27 "Brake Interlock"
* Fuse #17: Stop Lamp & Speed Control

TIP - Getting outta park
Trick to get it out of park: Just turn key to ON position, put car in neutral, then start car.

Coffee and Messy Drinkers
The most of the time it is caused from coffee and cokes spilled on the console. Remove the console and clean all of the linkage for the brake pedal lock out.

If it is console shift, the linkage that locks it in park until the brake pedal is pushed gets coffee spilled on it and gets sticky and won't work. You need to take the console out and clean the linkage.
Brake Light Switch

Your Brake switch could be out. Push the brake pedal and have someone check to see if your brake lights come on. if they don't your switch( located under dash and on top of steering column is out) Almost on the right track. I actually had the same problem. This is a switch on your brake pedal. This is a recall item by Ford. Take it to a dealership and they will replace for FREE since it is under Ford's recall.

it is the stop light switch located on the break pedal arm you can get it at the parts store for around 15-30 dollars and you should need minimal tools if any to replace it
This is most likely to be caused by a problem with the brake switch mounted to the brake pedal.

Easy thing to check and replace - easy in that it's accessible and only 1 or 2 small mounting bolts.

Check to see if your brake lights are working,if you have no current for brake lights you will have no current to shifter release solenoid.Could be just a blown fuse,if that's not it there could be a problem with wiring or the release solenoid itself.

First, make sure you're pressing the brake firmly when you try to push the shift button. If that's not working, check the brake pedal switch and the relay under the shift assembly.

Start by check king your brake lights to see if they work. If they don't work, call the dealer and see if your vehicle has a recall for the brake light switch showing up on their OASIS( Ford term for Online Automotive Service Information System). If there is a recall, guess what? You get a free tow and fix at your friendly local Ford dealer! Whether or not there is a recall, it doe's sound like you need a brake light switch and connector pigtail replacement.

Check the Shift Button
If its a standard stick (console) with OEM leather wrap on the stick its holding the button in slightly. Make sure button is fully out. Makes key stick also.

I have had the exact same problem with a '94 Taurus. For me, the linkage had to be replaced. The linkage is the mechanism that connects the shift lever to the transmission.
Brake - shift interlock Page 105 of the 1999 Taurus/Sable Owners Manual has the instructions on what to do.

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