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EricFromCT, Ford Technician
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Cannot get transmission out of park, the anti theft light

Customer Question

cannot get transmission out of park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: the anti theft light comes on
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2010 Lariat f150
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: actually it's my sons truxk and he is at college
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: on occasion it will work but no reason as to when or why it works as it is supposed to
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 16 days ago.

Hi. Does the battery have a full charge? And are the brake lights working?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Asking for my son. He's pretty sure brake lights are working and battery is charged but can't say definitively until he is with the truck tomorrow.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 16 days ago.

Ok. The theft light blinking when the key is out is normal. The theft light blinking rapidly after the key is turned ON is not normal. But generally a theft problem anyway, would not allow the vehicle to shift out of park. I would check brake lights then make sure battery is good. Maybe try a jump start. If there are not brake lights, he should check the fuses then check or replace the brake switch.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 14 days ago.

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Brake lights work, jump starting did nothing for getting out of park.
anti theft light still on
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
sorry anti theft light is not on but transmission still stuck
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 14 days ago.

Have him check fuse 5 in the interior fuse panel if it is a column shift. If it is a floor shift have him check fuses 5 and 26 in the interior fuse panel.

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