Column Shifter will not shift out of park on 1999 Ford Taurus

When I try to shift the column shifter out of park, it will not budge

Asked by for the 1999 Ford Taurus
3 answers
Try to turn the key 1 click, not to run, and see if you can pull it into neutral, and start it. OK it's the shift lock actuator, just wanted you to check a way to be able to drive it instead of a wrecker.
Check to see if the brake lights are working. Possible blown fuse, the brake light or wiring to the switch gives trouble on this vehicle also.
agree with both