park light

Asked by Apr 19, 2016 at 09:20 PM about the 2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2011 f-150 and when I turn the key on to
start the truck the "p" won't light up. If this
happens the truck won't crank over. What could
cause this? I've had the battery tested and am
showing no codes

8 Answers


Odd I would think it would have set a park switch code as I believe that is your problem, it could be bad or possibly just an adjustment but check all the linkage to see if there is any worn bushings, that could be just enough to get it slightly out of specs. HTH


Next time it does this try starting it in neutral. If that works then for sure it is a park switch.

Sorry.Should have mentioned that to. If I move the shifter, all other letters light up except the p or n. I can jump the starter to start the truck and after a couple mins the p will light up.


I still think it's a park switch. If you have an ohm meter you can test the switch yourself.

Thanks I'll try that.


Sounds like the wire plug is loose on ur neutral safety switch at the transmission, try pushing it in and see it it works if not, replace switch


Research the Digital Transmission Range Sensor operation. There is a return circuit within the pin-out and also park/neutral pin-out. I do not have the resources to tell if the light is illuminated from contact points within the column, or if the signal is sent back to the dash from the sensor on the transmission or elsewhere.

OK thanks I'll give it a try and let you know what I find. Thanks again for the tips

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