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Old 07-27-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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I drove my car all day yesterday with no problems and came home. Now when I try to go somewhere today the damn car wont shift outta park. I check the 1b 20 amp fuse on the left side panel and it isnt blown but the metal prongs r kinda discolored. What can this be. I have a 94 se
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Check if your brake lights are coming on. Check your battery cables as well, if you have a bad connection the shifter may not work.
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Check if your brake lights are coming on. Check your battery cables as well, if you have a bad connection the shifter may not work.
I agree with Dan about the brake lights. If the brakes lights do not work, the solenoid that releases the shifter lock will also not work.
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Solenoid could be worn out, I have access to thousands of them since I build shifters, they are very delicate it wouldnt surprise me if its worn
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Solenoid could be worn out, I have access to thousands of them since I build shifters, they are very delicate it wouldnt surprise me if its worn
I am impressed! What kind of shifters are they?
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thanx i will check the brake light when my cousin come hm
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My old Lincoln did that. It was the Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock Solenoid, as everyone said. If you need to move ur car (I wouldn't suggest driving if u have no brake lights), turn key to on position (first clikck), put ur car in neutral, apply brake, start car, and put into gear.
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I tried that already it was in my manual..I can't even shift it out of park then
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ok I check the brake lights and they're both working
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Solenoid could be worn out, I have access to thousands of them since I build shifters, they are very delicate it wouldn't surprise me if its worn
The interlock solenoid is probably my problem as well ['96 LeSabre]. Sometimes I can't get it out of park; sometimes I can't. Yes, I have my foot on the brake, yes, my brake lights work and yes, the key is 'on'. There'* an interlock somewhere that'* not working. Can you tell me where this interlock is and about how much a replacement costs?
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