A guy down the block has a 90 Lincoln Continental ( FWD ). He's had an
off an on problem for about 6 months with the brake shift interlock not
working where he could not get the car out of park.
It took some hard braking & lever jiggling to get it to finally shift -
until last week. The car decided to remain in park. Had the car towed to
a local mechanic.
Mechanic determined it was a cracked wire in the trunk going to the left
brake light bulb that caused the shift interlock to not work.
He repaired the wire & all is fine. He told my neighbor if it happens
again try turning the hazard flashers on when you shift - this
apparently completes the circuit and the shift interlock would function.
Just thought I'd pass this story along.
05 Park Avenue 19,000 mi.
91 Bonneville LE - currently referred to as the " black table " in the