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2004 Ford Explorer Question: Gear Shift Locked in Park

 

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rhuff1, 4.0L V6, Monticello, KY, June 05, 2010, 21:15
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The gear shift on y o4 Explorer is locked in Park and will not shift. I am parked forward (up) in my driveway which is on about a 30 degree incline. My brake lights seem to be working fine. What do I need to do or check to unlocked the gear shift?

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    June 22, 2010, 19:59
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    Hey rhuff1,

    I'm having the same problem with my 04' explorer.. Under the steering column there is a little door you can slide open and insert a key or small screw drive and release the shift lever.. I'm looking into replacing the brake light switch on the pedal or the switch in the column.

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