Recently replaced radio and now the brake lights don't work. The shifter will not go into drive unless you use the override button. I have change out the brake pedal switch. have checked and cleaned all the grounds. Have checked all the fuses and relays. still no brake lights. also checked light bulbs. I have turn signals and parking lights. what to do now?
I have a 2001 Hyundai accent with only 40,000 miles.
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1 Set the emergency brake.
2 Insert key into the ignition and turn the ignition switch to the "ON" or "RUN" position. It is not necessary to start the engine.
3 Locate the shift lock override slot located on the shifter console near the shifter lever. Normally, the slot is plugged with a small plastic cap. Remove the cap.
4 Insert a small screwdriver, nail file, key or similarly shaped object into the override slot, push down and hold
5 While continuing to hold down the shift override mechanism, depress the brake pedal.
6 Now, grasp the shifter, push in the release button located on the shifter as you normally do and then move the shifter to the desired gear. If you've completed these steps with the engine off, move the shifter to the Neutral position to start the engine.
change the brake switch. overriding the shifter can get you in more trouble that you need as you do no have brake light, it all works from the same switch, it control you brake light , shifter lock, criuse control .
brake lights light up? check fuses first. the brake switch on the pedal sends voltage to the shift lock. if you dont have brake lights then change the brake switch. if you have brake lights then you need to check for power at the shifter lock actuator with a test light. im not sure about the aztek but some models have a spot to unlock the shifter in case you have a dead battery and need to be towed. you may have to remove a cover to get to the override, put shifter in neutral then start the car.
brake light is suppose to be out, unless hand brake set. the other lights are called PARK. all cars have huge number of park lamps all over car, and insided.
ok park lock out is failing a blown fuse. if you look more, you will see lots of things lost electrical power.
park lock out is a system it prevents car from moving in drive. it uses the brake switch, and console shifter to detect this error and blocks the shifter via the shifter solenoid. your defeat switch is there just for this error. the diagnoses is easy. with the correct shematic. this is in the FSM and alldata dot com. what happens is the brake is depressed, sending 12v to the PRNLD tranny switch, if the this switch is in fact at P or N then 12v passes to the shift solenoid, and it then energizes and unlocks the shifter, that is the whole ball of wax. need a schematic ask. or join alldata.com and be (enabled)
The shifter is locked in park unless the brake pedal is pushed (park interlock safety feature) and the brakes light are actually on, so first thing to do is check and see if the brake lights work, if they don't you have found the problem
check the fuse for your brake lights, check your brake light switch. If the brake lights don't go on your car will not shift out of park. The shifter should have an override button. look for an access hole (cover) near the shifter, pop the cover off and push a pencil down there to shift. check your owners manual for specific information on the use of the override button
It could be a couple of things. The first thing i would check is to make sure the brake lights work. The shift interlock requires a signal from the brake light switch to allow the shifter to move. If the switch dosn't work the shifter will be stuck in park.
There should be an shift interlock override somewhere near the shifter for situations such as this. Look in your owners manual for a more detailed location and instructions on using the override.