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It is a 1997 toyota corolla. It stuck.in park used override switch but now.will not engage starter and all power drops off. All i did was turn car.off.

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Your car will not start unless it is in PARK. The reason you had to use the override switch is because the start safety circuit is dead - or more likely - the car battery is dead / has poor connections. As long as you were running the engine, the alternator was powering the car.

Put the car back into PARK. Jump start the car and it should be drivable for a short time anyway - do not drive at night as you'll need lights. Use only the accessories needed (no lights, fan, A/C, radio, etc.) and get to a shop that can test your battery & fix poor connections or replace it if needed. Otherwise, you're going to be stuck wherever your shut it off.

If the battery needs to be replaced and the connections are OK, you should be OK. If the connections are good - but the battery was bad and you had no indication of a problem previously (hard to start, etc.) - you may have something left on in your car draining the battery. Find it and shut it off!

Good luck!

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SOURCE: 1997 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 WON'T SHIFT OUT OF PARK

You have a blown fuse for the brake lights. The shifter will not come out of park if the brake lights do not work. The crusie will not work, either. I will bet that there is a short in your trailer wiring, and it popped the brake light fuse. Easy to check; get in, start it up, push the brake. If there are no brake lights, the fuse is your problem. Please respond if this helps. Thnaks for choosing FixYa.

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Corolla--Shift stuck in park

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SOURCE: 94 corolla brake light switch location?

The brake light switch is on your brake pedal.You may have more then one switch on the pedal.

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SOURCE: Suburban stuck in PARK

I accidently posted under 2004 Envoy - actually a 1997 Chevy Suburban. Found the switch on the brake actuator rod, sprayed with WD 40 (sloppy - hit or miss) - and moved the switch around. Now works fine. If I could find a way to remove the switch, I would replace. I may find the wires for the power and release servo and jump those out with a remote switch in case of future problems.

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SOURCE: 1997 Saab 900S Ignition Switch Staying Engaged

The switch needs to be replaced and it requires some special tools if it's in the steering column. If it's on the floor any shade tree mechanic can do it.

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