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MY 2000 S500 WILL NOT COME OUT OF PART AND I HAVE NO BRAKE LIGHTS.

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The power for the little solenoid that powers the park lock out comes from the brake lights, the 1st thing u need to do is consult the owners manual for the location of the brake light fuse, if that is ok you will need to pull the cover off under the dash and test the brake light switch which is attached to a bracket, the switch is then actuated by a plunger that lays against the the arm that the brake pedal is attached to, u will need a 12 volt test light (avil from any auto parts store for about $5), 1st probe the wires, one of the wires should light the test light which shows u have power to the switch, make a note of which wire that is if the test light lights up, then press the brake pedal the other wire, that should light the test light with the brake pedal pushed, if it doesn't then u must replace or adjust the switch so the plunger just touches the brake pedal arm. below is a picture of the brake light switch in your car

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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    yadayada Jul 15, 2010

    here is that picture.




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