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It keeps blowing fuses and the shifter will not come out of park

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Take covers off from around steering column and see if a wire is worn bare by the shifter shorting out the fuse.

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2005 Honda Odyssey brake horn fuse keeps blowing, stuck in park


Why do fuse's keep blowing ? A short circuit to (ground) somewhere . Do you know how to use a wiring diagram an a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter to test electrical circuit's ? Brake ? brake light's ? You can't get it out of park because of the shift lock solenoid ( shifter interlock system ) This is a safety system that won't let gear selector to move from park unless driver is pushing the brake pedal . The fuse blowing - no power to brake light switch , computer see's no signal so it won't energize the shift lock solenoid .
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Automatic trasmission lever is stuck in park position


When this happens, usually it is because of a failure in the gearshift selector switch solenoid.
The gearshift selector solenoid is the switch that unlock the lever from park position when driver turns on the ignition and release brake pedal.
When brake pedal is depressed with selector in park position, this energizes the solenoid, unlocking the shifter.
Teh solenoid is energised by same circuit connecting the brake lights.
When for some reason (a short for example) the brake light fuse that protects the circuit blows, this will result in a failure to energize the solenoid, and lever won't be released from park position.
You find the fuse in the fuse box, on Discovery this is fuse number 1. This is a 15 Amps blue fuse. Fuse is located in the fascia fuse panel.
In most cases you fix the problem by replacing the brake light fuse.

Another reason for a failure to energize the solenoid is a faulty brake light switch.
This means the solenoid itself is faulty and need to be replaced.

How to proceed:

Check brake lights. If brake lights are not working, check and replace fuse number one in the fuse box. This will solve the problem in most cases.

If fuse keeps blowing there must be a short in the brake lights wiring.
You will need to access the rear light access panels and unplug the wiring harnesses that connects to the tail light assemblies.
Replace the fuse and try again to start the car, with all tail lights harnesses disconnected. If it starts drive the vehicle to the nearest mechanic, the vehicle will not be safe without tail and brake lights.

When fuse is not blowing check the brake light switch. Remove the panel above the brake pedal. There you find several switches, the second from the bottom will be the brake light switch. Unplug the switch connector, put parking brake on, turn on ignition and short the two green wired pins.
You should hear a click, while shorting the contacts move the shifter out of park position

When brake light are working fine, and lever stays on park position, it is usually the solenoid or its connections that are faulty. Try connecting directly the solenoid to power. The solenoid is connected to red and black wires. Apply 12 Volts across the wires, following polarity. If this worked the solenoid will click, and you will be able to move the gear out of parkposition. When there is no click you need to replace the faulty solenoid that is located in the shifter assembly.

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Why does shifter solenoid keep shorting out?


shifter. no year vitara. 1989 to 2012?
no symptoms.? (fire?, blowing fuses,?)
the car must be a 3 speed or 4speed automatic and not the 5 speed stick box.
and if automatic, it has feature (usa laws) called a Park-loc-kout
solenoid. located under the shifter console.
is that burning up? the actual solenoid coil, melted and now 0 ohms resistance?
It should not never do that (1 in million odds)

this solenoid?

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/shiftlock/shifter-3sp-1w.jpg

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Fuse for brake lights keeps blowing out, shifter won't go into gear


Your vehicle has a safety system that won't let you take it out of park unless you have the brake pedal pressed ! Your brake switch could be shorted inside causing fuse to blow !
Shift Interlock System A brake/shifter interlock mechanism prevents shifting the transmission out of the PARK position unless the brake pedal (2455) is applied. The system consists of the following components:
  • an actuator activated by the key interlock assembly and brake pedal pressed input.
  • necessary wiring.
The system operates as follows:
  • The actuator is energized when the ignition switch is turned to RUN, locking the transmission range selector lever in the PARK position. When the brake pedal is applied and the stoplight switch (13480) is activated, the shift lock actuator is deactivated.
  • The transmission range selector lever can be moved out of the PARK position.
The ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) locks the transmission range selector lever in the PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. It also requires the selector lever to be in the PARK position to turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

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97 toyota corolla brake fuse continues to blow


more than likely you have a park lock solenoid problem , a lot of them are located on the shifter assembly or attached to a cable coming from the ignition when you press the brake pedal you can hear a click ," locate it" and disconnect the electrical connection to the solenoid

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My 2006 Nissan Titan brake light fuse keeps blowing, causing my shifter to not come out of park. Any suggestions???


unplug the tail lights then replace the fuse if it doesn't blow the fuse plug one ail light in at a time

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Why does my lexus es300 keep blowing the gauges fuse


I don't know if you've fixed it yet but check the shifter position switch (usually located below the shifter). Just unplug it, replace the fuse and see what happens. The problem is either in that switch or in the wiring between that switch and the gauge cluster.

If that doesn't work you'll need to get a wiring diagram for the gauge cluster, pull the cluster out, and clip the wires for the shifter position switch one at a time until you clip the one and the fuse doesn't blow anymore.

That should solve the problem for you.

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Keep blowing brakelight fuse


On most models the brake light switch sends power to the solenoid that locks the shifter in park. I would check the solenoid for a short to ground.

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2002 f350 powerstroke, keep blowing fuse #45. seems to blow when i shift out of park, or could be when i release the park brake.


The wire from you shifter overdrive button rubbed and will ground but not everytime. The truck will idle but you will have only a idle. Open the top cover and you will see the bad spot, Fix or replace and you are good.

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I have a problem with the brake litesthe shifter does not come out of parkand now it wont start. The starter and battery sound strong just wont turn over could they all be connected with the brake pedle...


CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS FUSE.IF FUSE OKAY.BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH IS BAD.VECHICLE NOT SHIFTING OUT OF PARK PROBLEM COULD BE BLOWED FUSE OR CLUTCH PEDAL SWITCH FOR MANUAL TRANSMISSION OR TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR FAULTY AND PROBLEM IN BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH IF FAULTY IT WILL KEEP THE BRAKE TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID FROM WORKING KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING VECHICLE OUT OF PARK.IF BRAKE SWITCH IS GOOD.PROBLEM IN THE BRAKE TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID.

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