Question about 2003 Subaru Outback
I was having a problem getting my Sub to shift out of park until it wouldn't shift at all. It was locked in park.
Towed it to a dealer and they told me the brake lamp switch was out so the computer didn't recognize the brak was being prest and it wouldn't unlock the shifting arm. They wanted to charge me $250.00 to repair it. Can anyone tell me where the brake lamp switch is located on my care. Is it the switch the is mounted to the upper part of the brake peddle that cost about $6.00.
Thank you for your help.
That is your brake light switch. There is also one connected to your handbrake, down under the console.
My '03 Outback 2.5 is a manual, so can't be of much assist here, but I have assumed you have checked and if necessary, topped up auto transmission fluid. My experience is electrics go right now, either work or don't work. So with ignition on pull on parkbrake, if park brake indicator on instrument cluster near speedo/tacho come on then that should be ok.
With brake lights, have some one stand behind your car, put foot on brake. If brakelights come on then switch is working.
Hope that helps your experience.
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