Cars & Trucks - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

I fixed one of these recently in a 2003 Outback. The brake light pedal switch feeds the circuit that releases the shift lever lock when it's in Park. (This is why you need to press the brake pedal to shift out of Park.) If the fuse to this circuit is blown, the shift level lock will not release. I traced the issue to the trailer light conversion box (factory/dealer installed, I think). This car has a clear plastic plug that the trailer light conversion box plugs into and the clear plastic plug appears to be a factory-installed part of the wiring harness, accessed on the passenger side of the car, just above the spare tire compartment behind the rear quarter interior panel (you don't need to remove the interior panel to access, just all of the spare tire compartment foam pieces). I've seen these conversion boxes fail before or the wires become shorted somewhere between this internal connection and the trailer pig tail connection end. I unplugged the box from the car's wiring harness at the clear plastic plug mentioned above and the fuse stopped blowing, the brake lights starting working again as well as the turn signal lights and the shift lever unlocked by pressing the brake pedal. This car doesn't tow so it wasn't a problem but you might need to investigate further or replace the conversion box if you need the tow lights connection to operate still.

Subaru Outback... • Answered 40 minutes ago

There are 2 fuse blocks. one iswhen you open your drivers door look at the dash board on the side, right where the door and the dash come to gather when you close your door, that panel just pulls off, and there they are.The other is the fuse box is in the eng compartment left side black box by the fender

Ford Tobago Cars... • Answered 1 hour ago

Could be the pressure is too high because the wrong amount of coolant has been added. Freon is now a banned substance in many countries due to the greenhouse effect it has.

Cars & Trucks • Answered 2 hours ago › solve
Gm Wire Diagram | Wiring Diagrams Fate pipe - wiring diagram library

GMC Cars &... • Answered 2 hours ago

You have to hold this shift knob. And then use a wrench because it will probably be in there tightly. Use a wrench to turn the nut clockwise

Cars & Trucks • Answered 3 hours ago

One Side of the Turn Signal Lights Doesn't Work. ... You may be dealing with bad bulbs, a bad flasher relay, a faulty turn signal switch, or a bad wire or connector between the flasher unit and the turn signal switch.

Vauxhall Cars &... • Answered 3 hours ago › ...PDF
Web results

Cars & Trucks • Answered 3 hours ago

disconnect battery for 24 hrs so the computer will reset and if that dont work take it to chevy dealer and have them reset it manually

1997 Chevrolet... • Answered 4 hours ago

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

2,204,709 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Popular Products

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

john h

Level 3 Expert

24095 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18692 Answers

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

6691 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides