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1997 Lincoln Towncar. Shifter stuck in park

1997 Lincoln Towncar. Car starts properly but shifter won't come out of park. If key is turned halfway to start position shifter will function properly thru all positions but if put back into park will lock there. What do I do to fix this?

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There is a switch mounted on the arm of the brake pedal (under a plastic cover held on with 3 plastic push-pins). There is an electical connection attached to this switch. In my case one of the wires had broken and was not supplying electricity to the switch. By fixing the broken wire it allowed the shifter to properly move and got the brake lights working again.

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