I have a 1995 ford Escort LX 1.9L wagon with 60K miles on it,
automatic transmisson.. About 5 years ago I replaced the ford radio
with an AIWA MP3 player from Crutchfields and it worked fine until 2
Now , frequently after I park the car and later try to restart the car,
I find that the "Room Fuse" is blown
and after I have started the motor and stepping on the brake, I can
NOT get the car out of park into drive nor into reverse.
It seems that when I press the button on the gear shift, it will NOT go
all the way in so that I can shift into gear. I do hear a relay click
when I try to push this button on the gearshift in.
The Haynes ford repair manual says the shift interlock system is also
feed by the "room fuse circuit"
I pulled out the MP3 player and put it on the passenger seat and
streatched out the cables looking for shorts, found none. I did this
This because the MP3 player is conected to both the "Radio" fuse and
also the "room Fuse",. I tried disconnecting the ford/cruthfield cables
from the back of the MP3 player but that does Not prevent the Room Fuse
A fellow from the auto parts store said the "break light switch may be
defective and shorting out
the "room Fuse circuit" Do anyone know how to remove the "under dash
panel" which conceals the
"break light switch" ??
Also any general ideas on what may be causing the room fuse to blow
regularly when the ingnition is turned off after I have been for a