Message "press brake to start" while holding the brake

Tiny
ADAM HOGAN
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  • 2013 FORD EDGE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
At first the vehicle wouldn't shift out of park while running. After turning it off the vehicle will not start while holding the brake. Tried both keys, accessory power good, brake lights come on, battery has good charge. Message on the dash says "press brake to start" while holding the brake. The brake pedal is very stiff but nothing is blocking it.
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Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 AT 11:13 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

The body control module is not seeing the brake pedal signal. That is controlled by the switch on the pedal.

Roy

Removal

1. Disconnect the stoplamp switch electrical connector.

2. NOTE: The stoplamp switch is difficult to remove if the switch plunger is not depressed. A slight rearward force should be adequate to depress the plunger.

With a light force, pull rearward on the brake pedal, rotate the stoplamp switch 45 degrees clockwise and remove the stoplamp switch.

Installation

NOTICE: It is very important not to press, pull or touch the brake pedal assembly during the installation of the stoplamp switch. Failure to follow these instructions may damage the stoplamp switch.

1. Without movement to the brake pedal assembly, install the stoplamp switch and rotate 45 degrees counterclockwise.

2. Connect the stoplamp switch electrical connector.
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Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 AT 4:10 AM

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