97 Ford Exped. brake lights won't work and can't get out of park...what's the problem?

Donna Payne

Asked by Nov 08, 2013 at 04:13 PM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We changed bulbs, fuses, and brake switch, but the lights still don't work. Also we have to leave gear in neutral because it gets stuck in park and won't come out. There is a flat metal wire in the steering column that when we take it out and pt it back in the gears are able to shift, but still gets stuck in park. What do we need to do now? running out of options

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Take it somewhere and get it fixed correctly.

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Donna Payne

That sure was an original thought...I know to get it fixed properly that wasn't my damn question...was just looking for some insight to know what was wrong...but THANKS SOOOO MUCH kbro for your well thought out answer. This will be my last question for CARGURUS.com!!!!!


You asked "what do we need to do now"? I answered that question. What you have done to it has not fixed it. Time to take it to the professionals.

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I am guessing you have some broken wires somewhere Donna. It will take some time to trace back and tone out to the problem. In this instance taking it to a professional is most likely going to be the best response. Sometimes car people don't always have a very cavalier attitude. Sorry for your experience... Cargurus isn't bad. Just one bad apple doesn't make a bad tree.

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