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1998 ford escort cannot shift out of park.And has no brake lights.The fuses and bullbs seem to be ok,also the two switches on the brake peddle.

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Check the brake switch above pedal and brake light relay in engine compartment relay box.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6053280-lights_out_lights_not_out_bulbs_ok . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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