Shift Lever Stuck in Park

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Asked by Sep 12, 2014 at 03:47 AM about the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The shift lever of my 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis gets stuck in Park and won't start.  I have to change key position to 1 stop from completely off and then can move shift lever to Neutral where I can start it.

Any suggestions?

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Other people have answered this. Happened to me twice. Broken wire going to the stoplight switch under the collumn. bad switch would to it also. The switch is cheap and easy to replace, the wires are too stiff and break off. If the wire's broken, just crimp a new spade terminal on it, with a length of flexable wire added.

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Thank you, Trippmeister. We successfully fixed the issue by: 1. Installing a new "brake light actuator switch" which is at the "union" of the brake peddle and the master cylinder 2. Installing a new 15A fuse in the appropriate location (it appears that the switch going bad also blew the fuse) Total cost: $10 (and an aching back getting under there!).

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Yep, aching back :) Mine broke right after going to Esalen in Big Sur with my Wife. No tow trucks down there, but it broke in my garage the next day. Good Ol' Mercury.

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