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Shift interlock switch

I do not where the shift interlock switch is at. It's a 2000 taurus with a console shifter. I have called the ford dealer and they confirmed that this is my problem. It won't come out of park.

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This just happened to me with my 03 mustang gt,, try turning the key to slot one then pull out of park, should work.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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Turn the car off, push down the emergency brake, put the car into neutral, start car in Neutral, then release e-brake, this info from the car manual.

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Below lower side of the brake pedal.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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The linkage are hooked up but the car still want go into park,a 2000 Taurus


Do you have floor console shifter ?
Shift Interlock System A brake/shifter interlock system consists of the following:
  • ignition switch (11572)
  • brake pedal stoplight switch (13480)
  • brake shift interlock module
  • brake shift interlock solenoid assembly (attached to key interlock assembly)
  • necessary wiring
On floor-shift vehicles, the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719):
  • locks the floor shift transaxle range selector lever in the PARK position when the ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
  • requires the floor shift transaxle range selector lever to be in the PARK position to turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.

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You have a shift interlock cable that is suppose to release the shifter when you depress the brake pedal, it sounds like there might be a problem with the interlock cable or the interlock solenoid.

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if the shifter wont move with brake pedal pushed ck , shift interlock,brake pedal switch,and key interlock. if the shifter moves and trans does nothing ck cable underhood at trans for operation if working yes you have trans problem . ck fluid to see level or if burnt fluid will smell real bad if low trans wont work right.and a trans can fail with out setting any engine or trans codes.so ck engine light wont come on. there is some times a release by the shifter a small cover you pull off and stick a key or small screw driver in slot and shifter will move.

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Can't move shifter out of Park after starting engine on my 2000 Taurus. To drive the car, I have to stop the engine, turn the key back slightly, then switch to Neutral and restart the engine....


Hello, You are having problems with the Interlock controls. There is an Electric switch at the top of the Brake pedal lever that makes the car stay in Park UNTIL THE BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED. Because you are not in Alignment with the switches, you are using Neutral instead.

The most likely culprit is the switch I mentioned under the dash. Many people have broken it or knocked it off the holder. The second issue is the Alignment of the Ignition switch Interlock rod or cable. This part is raised or lowered by the Ignition switch and when you turn the Ignition switch, the rod moves. The part that the rod moves is an Interlock switch.

The Interlock switch can also free up your shifter. Also, if the Trigger on the shift for the console is not properly aligned, you will have similar release problems. It is another Interlock problem.

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Hello. Your problem is in the area called Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI). The shifter assembly in the console has a switch-solenoid (shift interlock) that has to send a release signal to the key release solenoid in the steering column. Replacement of the shifter assembly or shift interlock solenoid normally resolves the problem. regards, Joe

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2000 Taurus starts just fine. Transmission stuck in park. Cannot shift. I do have foot on brakes.


When you push on the brake pedal with the ignition key in the run position, do you here or feel a clicking noise at the shifter?

There are also (2) fuses in the interior fuse box ( #17 and #32) that must be checked to make sure they are not blown. If the fuses are good, I would suspect either the brake switch or shift interlock solenoid.

The fuse supplies ignition voltage to the brake switch, when the brake is applied, the switch closes and voltage travels to the shift interlock solenoid. The solenoid is activated and the shift lever is unlocked.

So, it may be one of several things causing the problem.
1) blown fuse.
2) brake switch defective
3) shift inter lock solenoid defective.
4) wiring harness or connector problem.

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The transmission on my 2000 ford taurus is locked and I cannot get it into drive. It is parked on a hill. I have jacked up the front wheels to try to releive the pressure. The wheels will turn but I cannot...


You didn't put youe e-brake on before you put the trans in park. The Parking paw has to have the presure off the teeth. you can't do that by just turning the wheels. you need to move the entire can up the hill OR down to remove the
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Always, use the parking brake it also, adjusts the rear brakes PADS.

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sounds like a shifter interlock switch. also check your fuses. the shift interlock switch is in your
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