auto shifter/brake lights problem

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by Robuilt, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Robuilt

    Robuilt Member

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    Mar 9, 2006
    McAllen, Texas, United States
    just from one moment to the next it happened......

    I have a 97 Gt, auto tranny. i was driving around town just fine. went back to the apartment, put the car in park, get out and go inside.

    an hour later i get back in the mustang, start the car, press the brake, try and shift to reverse but teh shifter wont budge. HHMMMMM. I also notice (through the reflection of a car behind me) that my brake lights do not come on when i press teh brake.

    I turn the car off, turn the ignition on half way (before instrument lights come on) and i was able to shift the car into nuetral and then at that point i can start the car and drive around.

    to add to it, my signal/hazard lights do not work.

    this happened about two weeks ago and my son has been in and out of the hospital so i have not had time to get to searching under the dash or really figuring out whats going on. he will be getting out soon from teh hospital so i need to get teh car going.

    Has anyone had this problem or know what it may be?

    Please let me know.


  2. mustangluver

    mustangluver New Member

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    Oct 26, 2006
    Rob......try changing the "Brake/ interlock switch on the brake pedal.This switch activates your brake lights and safety lock on the shifter. time about 10 to 15 minutes. low cost. 8)