2000 Ford focus will not shift out of park. Also no brake lights

Kiara Beal

Asked by Feb 17, 2015 at 07:19 AM about the 2000 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Check your brake fuse. It's probably blown. If it's blown, check the wiring harness in the trunk. You may have some broken wires. Once the fuse is replaced, you should be able to get it out of park. Post back with your results.

Ian Clarke

When ever your break light fuse is blown you can't shift the car out of park. Have a mechanic replace the fuse for you.


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

  • 2000 Ford Focus zx3 brake/tail lights 1 answer

    2000 focus zx3. Brake/turn signal not working. Fuses good, flasher good. Hazard switch good. Found bare wires in hatch. Going to repair soon but even when the wires aren't grounded to each other or ...

    2000 Ford Focus ZX3


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Problems with Ford Focus transmission solenoid. 8 answers

    I don't know anything about cars, but I have a 2008 Ford Focus that my husband and I bought in September 2011. It's the worst car I've ever had, and it's a complete nightmare to own, because in the ...

    2008 Ford Focus


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 ford focus 9 answers

    My focus will not start. Battery less then 6 months old and has full tank of gas. Everything turns on it just will not turn over. New tires and I do all of the regular maintenance. This makes no se...

    2010 Ford Focus SE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to change the whole front driver side caliper on Ford Focus 2000 SE 2 answers

    Hi, My name is Chris. Can someone please tell me how to change the whole front driver side caliper on Ford Focus 2000 SE. I already bought the new caliper. and I'm not familiar with the brake settin...

    2000 Ford Focus SE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Approximately, how many miles can a 2005 Ford Focus travel before it reaches its maximum? 28 answers

    I am concerned about how far the ford focus can go before it reaches it's maximum amount of miles. I know that the 1998 Chevrolet Malibus have 160,000 miles on the engine... what about the Ford Focus?...

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S




Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 57,395 nationwide Focus listings starting at $1,495.


Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,200
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 850
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,138 Great Deals out of 57,877 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Fiesta"
253 Great Deals out of 17,139 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,395 Great Deals out of 66,831 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang"
725 Great Deals out of 41,221 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Escape"
1,669 Great Deals out of 94,879 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord"
1,284 Great Deals out of 78,151 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,606 Great Deals out of 97,673 listings starting at $895
Used Hyundai Elantra"
844 Great Deals out of 51,593 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
663 Great Deals out of 32,805 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima"
1,404 Great Deals out of 87,430 listings starting at $1,195
Used Volkswagen GTI"
100 Great Deals out of 6,070 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Ford Focus SE For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 10,899 listings starting at $9,370
2015 Ford Focus SE For Sale
162 Great Deals out of 3,594 listings starting at $8,988
2014 Ford Focus SE For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 4,662 listings starting at $7,495
2013 Ford Focus SE For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 2,477 listings starting at $5,495
2012 Ford Focus SE For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,813 listings starting at $4,847