1998 Mercury Mountaineer brake light switch

Tiny
MIKEMLT
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  • 1998 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I just changed my brake light switch and start my truck, but it is lock in the park position I can't get it released. Help!
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM

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Tiny
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When you step on the brake do the brake light come on?
Check fuses and also check the wires
in some cases when a car with remote starter
they cut into the brake wire with time that wire become loose
so if you do or did have a remote starter check that wire
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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No brakes light after the change and no remote starter. Checked all the fuses, all ok!
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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This is the problem you have no power on the switch
u should have power on one of the wires at all times
and power on the other side when step on brake
check the wire if broke off at the connector check if you have power on one off the wires
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Saturday, January 26th, 2008 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Guys, But a new problem is now present. I started my truck but it is locked in park gear, can't move it from the park position, no reverse, no drive just park!
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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(run a wire from the fuse box to the brake light switch for a temp fix) or
turn key to position 1
pull the shifter into neutral and then start
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Monday, January 28th, 2008 AT 4:26 PM

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