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Old 06-27-2006, 08:11 PM
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I have noticed that when it the **** doesn't want to depress to take the car out of park, if I keep my brake pedal pressed for a couple of seconds I will be able to press the button.
That's when you want to check the brake lights, when it's acting up. Most likely a sticking brake switch.
Old 07-25-2006, 03:40 PM
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Hey guys,
thanks for all of your replies. It's been working fine the past few weeks, until today. I backed my car up when I parked today at work. The weather is bad and it's dark today so I can see the "glow" of the brake lights when I press my brake pedal against the door and building. Anyway, right after I put the car in park and released the brake pedal I decided to try it. When I pressed on the brake, I noticed that my brake lights were NOT on and I could not depress the little button on the shift ****. I tried a few times and finally when I did see that the lights were on, I could press in the button to shift out of park. From all the replies it seems to be the brake switch/sensor. How long and difficult of a project am I looking at since I plan to fix the problem myself one weekend. Thanks in advance and thanks again for the replies.

Old 08-01-2006, 02:02 PM
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OK guys,
I got my brakeswitch in yesterday and changed it out this morning. I was having big problems with it this morning before changing it. Everything seems to be OK so far since I changed it out. Wasn't hard to change at all, I think the hardest part was getting under the steering wheel to see where the switch actually is located. I'll post again in a week or so to let you know how it is. Thanks again.

Old 08-01-2006, 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the followup! I hope that fixes it. Be sure to let us know.
Old 08-02-2006, 01:24 PM
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:22 PM
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if that isnt it. you might want to check the shifter interlock its self / just a last little bit of info if all that didnt work.
Old 08-09-2006, 02:17 PM
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Hey guys,
I really appreciate all of your replies and suggestions that you gave me. It's been a week since I've changed my brake switch and that was my problem. Since I've changed it I have had NO problems with the button on the shift ****. Thanks again.

Old 06-11-2007, 06:23 PM
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I was wondering what is the part call that you ordered for your car? I having the same issue with my 98 Accord. Would you happen to have the part number? Where was the switch located again? Thanks
Old 10-04-2018, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by deserthonda View Post
if you cannot depress the button on the shifter lever,, it is not a brake switch issue.. it is a shifter lever issue,, ( dirty, binding, )

if you can depress the button but cannot get car out of park.. First off chk fuse # 47 20 amps in the underhood fuse box,, make sure it is not a loose connection,,,
If fuse is ok..
under the dash above the brake pedal ,, that's where the brake switch is,, unplug the connector to the switch and jump the white /yellow and white/black wires together if you can shift you got a bad switch..
Replaced the fuse by itself on Saturday, car worked fine. Fuse blew again after a couple days of sitting, Replaced brake switch and fuse. Seems to be working now.
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