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2000 crown victoria -brake lites failed

  1. had it checked, not bulbs, not fuses
  2. car wont go into gear when running, with foot on brake to get out of park - bypass of key on, foot on brake, pull into neutral, will start and runn and change gears then, until in park again.
  3. tail lites work, turn signals work, and 4 ways work

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  • booger77 Jul 04, 2008

    fixed!, another fellow found a wire hanging by the brake pedal. Off the back of the brake on/off switch. Took 2 minutes to put back together, all is well in ford land!!

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    I put my foot on the brake, car is in park and I push the key in but i just can't turn it



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You have a bad switch at the brake pedal. Or a loose wire. Try light pulling on the wires on the switch at the brake pedal under the dash. They should be tight and secure. If tight and secure the switch could be bad.

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How do i get the old brake light switch out 2 put in a new 1?

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SOURCE: tail lights not working while drive. brake,blinkers work

i have a crown victoria with brake lights no tail lights could you help me?

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SOURCE: Engine will not turn over or start when in park with key on.

You linkage is working properly it sounds like, especially if the indicator for "D, R, N", etc are lining up. However the linkage or the neutral safety switch may need to be adjusted. More than likely, it's your neutral safety switch.

The brake pedal release has nothing to do with the neutral safety switch when switching gears.

The brake pedal release is just a safety to prevent you from pushing the gear shifter accidentally. Actually, you should be able to start the truck without holding the brakes.

If the neutral safety switch is bad or misaligned, it'll do exactly what you're describing. If pulling it down in neutral starts the truck, then that's a sure indicator.

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SOURCE: parking lights and tail lights not working

I found out that if I pull the headlamp switch a little bit that the tail lights will then work for some reason

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