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BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD. CAR WAS PARKED AT WORK. NOW WE CAN'T GET IT OUT OF PARK

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CHECK BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ON BRAKE PEDAL TO SEE IF SWITCH OR BRACKET CAME A LOOSE.IF NOT REPLACE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH THEN REPLACE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FUSE.THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH COULD HAVE SHORTED OUT PLUS BLOWN FUSE IN WHICH WILL CAUSE YOU NOT TO GET CAR OUT OF PARK.

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