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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I had to take an Explorer to the dealer today for some warranty work. Actually this is the second time for this repair. Pressing the brake pedal to get it out of park happens about 1 out of 4 times.

I don't know what they did the first time. Supposedly, this time they are changing the shifter. The service writer said even when this problem doesn't exist, a burned out brake bulb will keep the "locked in park".

That just doesn't make sense. Granted all that is on the same circuit so to speak, but it seems there would be a by-pass if a bulb burns out, allowing to shift out of park.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2011, 09:43 PM
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Nothing makes sense anymore Cabster. I was about to close a deal recently on a new shift-on-the-fly 4WD when at the last minute I discovered the $54,000 wonder of technology didn't come with a single fly, and I would have to catch my own. You know, for $54K I expect a lifetime supply of flies dammit.

I hope your bulb's bypass goes well.

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With my Japenese Acura MDX I often have to turn the steering wheel before I can get the ingition key to engage. Sometimes I have to step on brake and turn the steering wheel.

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I am a parts manager at a car dealership. Nothing make sense.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-11-2011, 12:31 PM
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My mothers Escape does it too. I wonder if there is a bypass plug somewhere you can stick a key in to manually undo to lockout, if you even have a key anymore. We had tons of troubles with Jaguar shifter gates when I worked at that dealer and it was pretty much common knowledge for our customers to know where the little plug was to unscrew and stick your key in to get it out of park. Tow truck drivers knew the bypasses pretty good too since it helps them get cars up on the truck straighter and safer.

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