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EricFromCT, Ford Technician
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Experience:  20 years dealership exp., ASE A1-A9 L1 L2, Ford Lincoln Mercury Senior Master, Diesel Certified
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Cannot get transmission out of park, the anti theft light

Customer Question

cannot get transmission out of park
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: the anti theft light comes on
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2010 Lariat f150
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: actually it's my sons truxk and he is at college
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: on occasion it will work but no reason as to when or why it works as it is supposed to
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Hi. Does the battery have a full charge? And are the brake lights working?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Asking for my son. He's pretty sure brake lights are working and battery is charged but can't say definitively until he is with the truck tomorrow.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 9 months ago.

Ok. The theft light blinking when the key is out is normal. The theft light blinking rapidly after the key is turned ON is not normal. But generally a theft problem anyway, would not allow the vehicle to shift out of park. I would check brake lights then make sure battery is good. Maybe try a jump start. If there are not brake lights, he should check the fuses then check or replace the brake switch.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Brake lights work, jump starting did nothing for getting out of park.
anti theft light still on
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
sorry anti theft light is not on but transmission still stuck
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 8 months ago.

Have him check fuse 5 in the interior fuse panel if it is a column shift. If it is a floor shift have him check fuses 5 and 26 in the interior fuse panel.