Gear Shift Locked in Park on 2004 Ford Explorer

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?

by in Monticello, KY on June 05, 2010
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ANSWER by , June 22, 2010
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.