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My wife has a 2011 4 runner and it will not go into neutral

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My wife has a 2011 4 runner and it will not go into neutral or start.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes terminal is fine even hooked up jumper cables and dash lights up but not ignition
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: Toyota 4runner
JA: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tried to replace altenator cause i was told it was bad.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

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

I assume it is stuck in park and will not crank?

Do the brake lights work?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No brake lights
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

The shift interlock needs a brake signal to work.

Verify the STOP fuse is good and powered at the engine fuse box.

Confirm power into the brake pedal switch on the red wire.

Confirm at the switch the violet/green wire is powered when the brake pedal is pressed.

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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris