My daughter's mercury sable recently had brake work. Within days of this, she could no longer shift out of park by engaging the brake, and the brake lights will not work. Is there a sensor of some type that recognizes when the brake is applied, allowing the shift from park to reverse that also tells the car to engage the brake lights? It seems to me the two are somehow related.
Country: United StatesMake: mercuryModel: sableYear: 1998
nothing. she is by-passing the inability to shift out of park by starting the car when in neutral. It can then shift to any gear when running. I think the two are linked and maybe an easy fix. I am hoping to take it to a mechanic with some idea of what is going on.
Hello and welcome to Justanswer,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am here to assist you with your question.The break light switch send power to the shift lock acuator and if you do not have break lights it can not do that. The problem is eaither going to be a blown fuse or a bad break light switch or the connection to it. Start with checking the #28 fuse located in the under dash fuse panel .
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