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Have standard automatic floor shifter--can not get car out of park (1993 Escort Wagon)

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Hello, Most likely if you look under the dash of your car, at the Brake pedal levers, you will find a switch. This is the switch that makes it necessary to put your foot on the brake before shifting.

Usually a foot can move or break this switch and the car does not know the Brake pedal is being pressed. Most likely your Brake lights are not working either. This switch is known as an Interlock Brake switch and is available at local autoparts stores.

You may just need to reposition this switch if it is not damaged and it will continue to work. Or the plastic may be broken and you will need a new one.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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