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Stuck in park. Brake lights work checked fuse number 5&6,

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Stuck in park. Brake lights work checked fuse number 5&6
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?
Customer: Brake fliud level ok. I have no idea if brake fluid has been changedtruck bought used
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 2003 Navigator
JA: Are you fixing your Navigator yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked fuses checked brake lights tried turning on and off. Tried wiggling gear shift took gear shift apart. Still nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  david craig replied 11 days ago.

Hi Im David and thanks for visiting the site, The most common cause of this problem is a failed brake position switch which is located at the top of brake pedal. unplug switch and use a wire to jump red/white wire to red/light green wire. If it shifts out of park then replace brake switch. If that doesnt help the next step is to check power/grounds at shifter assembly if good replace.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Replace what
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have brake lights. Is the boo still a possible source of the problem
Expert:  david craig replied 11 days ago.

it doesnt matter if you still have brake lights. it still is going to be the problem if it doesnt test like i wrote

Expert:  david craig replied 9 days ago.

Have you been able to test the switch yet?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I haven't had a chance yet I'm a professional and I've been busy having to drive to backup
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
How can I just take the solenoid off the shifter
Expert:  david craig replied 8 days ago.

you'd have to remove the center console to get the the entire assembly. im not sure if the solenoid is a replaceable part the entire assembly needs replaced. ill try to find out

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I have removed the center console, because that is necessary in order to reach the overide switch in order to shift out of park. Is there a way to disable the lock?
Expert:  david craig replied 8 days ago.

to disable the overide switch?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No make the damn thing not lock in park.
Expert:  david craig replied 8 days ago.

there should be an override switvh you can press in and at the same time with the key in and foot on the brake pedal , you should be able to unlock the wheel

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Dave I have done all that have the console in pieces. Just want to know either a] how to overide b] remove the lock. Thanks Joey
Expert:  david craig replied 7 days ago.

you want to remove the key cylinder?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 days ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Use the link below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/shiftlock.pdf

Remove the shift lock actuator. You can now move what the actuator moves when it activates to allow shifting out of park.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 days ago.

Is this what you wanted to know how to do?

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