I'm unable to move the shifter out of Park. The brakes are operational, but the lights don't come on. The turn signals and reverse lights do work. I checked the fuses and they seem fine. I found online someone mention a brake sensor, but couldn't find that part in the estimator here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1999 Honda Accord
Question: Which part is responsible for unlocking the gear shifter?
Answer #1Tomiko January 12, 2013, 12:37Journeyman
There is a shift interlock cable that unlocks when the brake pedal is pressed.
ziptie12 January 13, 2013, 07:03Master
Check the 'brake pedal position switch'. It is located under the drivers side at the brake pedal lever. Unplug and jump the connector , if the brake lights work , replace the switch. be sure it's adjusted properly. If that doesn't fix it , then other problems could be either wiring or the PCM , which would require more detailed diagnostics.
Replycgibson, January 13, 2013, 12:53Rookie
Thanks for your help. That was exactly it. I replaced the brake light switch and everything is back in order. Brake lights work and the shifter comes out of park. And it only cost me $30 and about 5min to replace.