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Carpenter in NJ here: 1998 Contour Stuck
, in park.

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Customer: ***** ***** Carpenter in NJ here: 1998 Contour Stuck
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: in park. Tried using a screw driver to disengage the shft interlock. Brake lights come on O.K. Any other ideas?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

Are you stuck just needing to get it home or are you at home and have time and tools to work on it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, the car is in the garage, and I have tools.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Below are links on how to remove the shifter to access the shift lock solenoid.

Verify the solenoid has power on the violet/white wire with the key on from fuse 23.

With the brake pressed make sure the black/white wire is grounded and the solenoid moves. The instrument interface module sends this ground signal.

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