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Wont shift out of park and i have no brake lights

But if i push in the shift override button then it shifted and we checked all the fusses

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MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY HAS 12.5 VOLTS.POSSIBLE CAUSE TO YOUR PROBLEM IS FAULTY BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH.FAULTY TRANSMISSION NEUTRAL SWITCH OR FUSE.YOU COULD HAVE FAULTY BRAKE TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID.

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http://justgivemethedamnmanual.com/jeep/

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