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My 2001 ford escort is stuck in park . cant move to any other gear

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Brakel light fuse blown

Posted on Feb 09, 2011

  • gerry bissi Feb 09, 2011

    If brake lights not working, check wire to switch on brake pedal

  • gerry bissi Feb 09, 2011

    emergency - pop cap off upper, right of floor shift console and push in hole with screwdriver while pressing on brake. Pull shifter out of park

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