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My brake lights stopped working on my 97 Tbird my mechanic

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My brake lights stopped working on my 97 Tbird my mechanic changed the brake switch & that worked until today also at the same time its very hard to shift out of park
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome I'm Chris aka Moose

The first thing we need to make sure of is that all 3 rear brake lights the lower 2 and upper one illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed. They should come on and remain on after pressing the pedal 1/2 inch. The shifter has an interlock solenoid that prevents shifting from park unless the the brake is pressed and the solenoid on the shifter energized. I bet so far with no diag done yet its the brake switch or the wiring right bear it with the issue.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None of the 3 brake lights work they did initially after my mechanic checked everything and found nothing besides replacing the brake switch which he did it worked for 5 days now the lights dont work and its hard to shift again.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

At the BOO brake on/off switch on the pedal, test the light green/red wire. It should have battery voltage. Then test the light green wire, it should have power when the brake pedal is pressed. If those pass then there is a break in the light green wire after the switch.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I hate that you spent money to get your question answered, though left not pleased with my help. I am still here available to help. We can start over from the beginning or where we left off.

Thanks Chris