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I have a 2002 SC430. It will not shift out of park unless I

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I have a 2002 SC430. It will not shift out of park unless I use a screw driver to release it. I have noticed the ABS light when started comes on and stays longer than all the other lights
JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?
Customer: Just the ABS light. If I start the car and do not step on the brake for several seconds after the ABS light goes out most times it will shift.
JA: What is the model of your '02 Toyota?
Customer: Lexus SC430
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would if I knew what to do. I have not tried anything yet.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No Thanks
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  carguy1 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question!
My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with your question today.

Expert:  carguy1 replied 11 months ago.

Do you have a test light?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Stop this
Expert:  carguy1 replied 11 months ago.

Sorry, but I am unable to do a phone call at this time.

Can you please check and see if the brake lights are working?
If they are, then we need to test the wiring coming out of the brake light switch under the dash

Expert:  carguy1 replied 11 months ago.

Stop what?
Have you decided you don't want to fix the car?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have decided to not fix the car
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do not call
Expert:  carguy1 replied 11 months ago.

Ok, contact customer service to close the question.