Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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Column shifter or floor shift?
This can be caused by inoperative brake lights, a failed shift lock actuator or wiring concern. The problem will need to be diagnosed with several tests which involve checking brake lights, and then accessing the shift lock solenoid to test for power and ground. In the meantime until you can have it serviced the picture below explains how to override the shift lock so the vehicle can be driven.
Here is the procedure for overriding the shift lock.
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You remove the cover and depress the shift lever, while stepping on brake pedal you should be able to move the shifter into neutral.
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