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Scion xa: you diagnostic a alternator..reverse..brake light

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how would you diagnostic a alternator short for 05 scion xa because my car would go in reverse nor will the brake light work
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

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It sounds like brake light switch may have failed which is located at top of pedal. You can disconnect switch and jump wires together to see if lights come on, if so replace switch.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
why won't the car go in gear. Also the tester CanOBD 2 & 1 not responding
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

It wont go into gear because the shift interlock solenoid isnt working..Now that you mention obd tester not working, triple check all of your fuses.

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