car starts, brake lights out, car cannot shift

Asked by Dec 14, 2015 at 04:35 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

6,505

Fuse 54 15 amp. Check this fuse at the inside fuse box, it powers the brake lamps and shifter interlock (lockout if the brake pedal isn't pressed). If its blown you may have the brake switch at the brake pedal or its wiring near its connector bad.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

Mine was fuse F42, 15A in passenger fusebox, which caused the gear selector to be stuck in park. Having not been able to test the solenoid, I tested the brake light switch (OK) but found the brake lights not working. Replacing the fuse got it all working again! [Ford Focus LX 1.6i Auto Estate petrol 2002]

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • car starts, brake lights out, car cannot shift 2 answers

    2001 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car shuts off when i brake 1 answer

    My ford focus completely shuts off sometimes when I brake usually when i brake faster/harder. Then I can't start it back up for a bit or it will start but when i put it in drive it shuts off again. W...

    2001 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • brake lights don't work car will not shift out of park 1 answer

    Drove to an appointment came out my car would not shift out of park unless I started the car in neutral. I also realized I had no brake lights. I changed the fuse car shifted out of park and brake ...

    2007 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why does my car start shift into gear but not move 1 answer

    i can crank the car up, but it will not move when i put it in drive or reverse

    2007 Ford Focus ZX3 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car engine 1 answer

    I was driving in the freeway when my car turned off I was stuck in a traffic jam. I noticed it cannot accelerate quickly. The car started shaking and it died. Later I was able to turn it on again. ...

    2002 Ford Focus LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,340
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,090
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
814 Great Deals out of 88,107 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Fiesta
152 Great Deals out of 17,703 listings starting at $2,745
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
858 Great Deals out of 70,589 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Escape
1,430 Great Deals out of 90,838 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord
948 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Elantra
651 Great Deals out of 43,510 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,761 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Altima
1,154 Great Deals out of 79,676 listings starting at $500
Used Volkswagen GTI
98 Great Deals out of 7,260 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,060 Great Deals out of 77,908 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus SE For Sale
10,052 listings starting at $9,210
2016 Ford Focus SE For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 2,813 listings starting at $9,290
2015 Ford Focus SE For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 2,561 listings starting at $7,888
2014 Ford Focus SE For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 3,940 listings starting at $5,888
2013 Ford Focus SE For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,419 listings starting at $4,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.