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Old 03-21-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default 2000 mustang won't shift out of park

my daughter has a 2000 mustang 3.8 that won't shift from park. it has been suggested that the brake light switch needs replaced.
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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This may be a retarded question, retardedgolf, but is she pushing on the brake pedal/pushing in the shifter **** when shes trying to move it?
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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If the brake lights work when the pedal is pushed. It's probably not the problem.

Is it parked on a hill and loading up the park pawl or is it not unlocking because of the saftey solenoid? Some cars you can hear the solenoid as you push the brake pedal.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:53 PM   #4
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i had a 94 f250 along time ago it did the same thing. lo and behold it was a fuse. worth a check
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, it turns out that it was the brake light switch. We replaced it and now everything works as it is suppose to.
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