my gear shifter always locks up on 1995 Honda Civic

why is it that when my gear shift locks up my break lights dont work

Asked by for the 1995 Honda Civic
I guess you have a automactic transmission. If it is the brake lights must work properly to allow the gear shifter to come out of park. Check for blown fuse on brake light circuit...could have a bad stop lamp switch.
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check underneath the dash, on the brake pedal way up there you will see a little button looking sensor. that is going bad. its called a brake pressure sensor or something like that i had same problem.