Thanks for the question.
You might not have brake lights. If so, this is your problem.
A way to bypass this is to turn the key to the first notch and then put the shifter into neutral, and then start it and then drive.
Most of the time it s the brake switch on the brake pedal.
Yes there is a shift lock. So by going to the position before the run position, you still cannot pull it to neutral?
You will need to check for power at the brake switch on the brake pedal. One wire should have 12 volts and both should have 12 volts when pressed. If you don't have any power, then look for a blown fuse.
If you will give me the VIN#, I think there might be a recall on the brake switch.
But you did get it started and can drive it, correct?
Yes the vin you gave me has an open recall 04s12, which replaces the switch and some wiring for free.
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