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I have a 1998 ford escort zx2.It will not shift out of park.and it doesn't \r\nhave brake lights.The fuses and light bulbs seem tobe ok.Also the two switches on the brake peddle seem ok.

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Sometimes cars at these degrees in that the parking paw is stuck due to the weight of the car. If not i need you to disconnect the battery for ten mins and then reconnect and try to shift to drive. Let me know

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2002 ford zx2 - dash and park lights out, where do i find the fuse for both to replace.


this 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 should have an owners manual in your glovebox

if not, here's a link in pdf form for it!

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/catalog/owner_guides/02estog3e.pdf

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Sound like a fuse.i would start there first and if still dosent work check the bulbs...hope this helps and if so please rate this post and good luck.

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I have a 1998 ford escort zx2 that wont come out of park the button on the shifter seems blocked


it has tab on the shift consel pop it out put screw driver down hole it should release it. or another is to turn key from unlock position just a little bit just enough so there is no power going to ignition put in nuetral then start car. you either have a shift lock problem or blown fuse or stop light out.

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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.


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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Car won't shift out of Park and brake lights don't work. Fuse is ok.


Try checking the brake light switch under the pedal
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2001 Escort ZX2: it wont go out of park...


There is a safety lock-out that keeps you from taking the car out of gear if you don't push the brake. If your brake lights still work then the switch is good. Also, some people have reported that if the high mount brake light is bad it will keep the car from being shifted out of park. If all of your brake lights work then the solenoid is bad. Remove the center console to get to the solenoid. Since the solenoid is expensive most people just zip-tie the solenoid open so that you don't have to push the brake to shift it from park.

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Are shift settings supposed to light up? Is it a


Yes, they are supposed to light up. I believe that's on the same fuse as the instrument cluster, so if that lights up don't worry about the fuse. It's probably just a burnt out bulb. To replace, remove the knob - 2 screws, one in the front one on the rh side lift up, use thread lock to install, remove the floor console - seats forward remove one screw each side in the back, pull up to remove the parking brake console, seats rearward remove 2 screws from shift console, 2 pushpins each side, remove cupholders, lift and remove console. four screws to remove dial bezel then you'll see the connector for the lamp (the parking brake handle and gear selector will have to be moved to different positions to move console)

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hi.t thing to do firstly is check your fuses under bonnet and then check the fuses inside the car which are mostly under the dashboard and are easy to get to.
It could be that one of your other fuses has blown and caused this to short circuit.
Check all the fuses throughout and if they are all ok except the one that lights up the gears your in,then change that one.
It might not be that the bulb has blown at all.
If this all fails,then you will have to go through the process of taking out the centre concule which is or should only be clipped into place by self tapping screws which should just pop out with a flat ended screw driver and are easy to push back into place with your thumb.
Hope this has helped.

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