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96 Honda Accord: cyl..Cannot shift from Park..depress..nuetral

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'96 Honda Accord: 6 cyl. Cannot shift from Park without using "Shift Lock Release Slot". Must use key to depress shift lock release then shift car into nuetral then start the car. ALSO - All my rear brake lights are out. Horn works so I did not check the fuse for my stop lights.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 9 years ago.
 You either have a  fuse burnt out or a bad brake light switch. Use a testlight to check for power coming and going from the brake light switch under the dash at the pedal. No power means fuse problem. Power coming in and not going out when brakes are applied means bad brake light switch.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: I am willing to replace both. I'll check the fuse, but where is my brake light swithc? I do not have a testlight to check for power.

Can I easily get (and change) a brake light switch?
Expert:  Tech501 replied 9 years ago.
 You really shouldn't just throw parts at it. You need to confirm what is or isn't working. The brake light switch is mounted to the braces under the steering wheel with a button the the brake pedal strikes when it returns to shut off the lights. Even if you replace it, it will need to be adjusted properly. It may be cheaper in the long run to have someone else do it for you.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: Thank you.
Expert:  Tech501 replied 9 years ago.
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