Yesterday I get in the car for the second time for the day and the
shifter won't shift out of park. I found out how to work around that
turning the key partially and starting the car in neutral. Then I
noticed my brake lights and turn signals and hazard flashers and
cruise control were not working either. The fuse that instantly blows
is #11 in the panel. It's a 15A fuse that is supposed to only pertain
to the Brake lamp, brake pressure switch and hazard lamps. I thought
it might be a bad brake light switch, the one under the brake pedal so
I disconnected the harness and the fuse still blew instantly when
inserted. There is also a two wire harness that clips on top of the
master cylinder and I disconnected that and it didn't help. I don't
suppose it could be related to the recall for the cruise control. I
haven't taken the car in for that. I guess a short anywhere in the
wiring or bulb sockets or even a bad bulb can cause this. That fuse
controls many important things so if anyone has any ideas of what I
can look for please post it. Thanks!
Well, if the car qualifies for the CC recall, that would be a place to
start. It will be coverred under either 05S28 or 09S09... your dealer can
check OASIS to see which one. Why look for something "else" before you have
a known concern addressed?
I should have taken it in for the speed control recall but is there
any connection with that problem and the problems I am having with the
brake lights, turn signals, shift stuck in park? I was never really
worried about the car catching on fire due to the cruise control. If
the cruise control recall and the problems I am having now are
related, I would like it explained. Thanks again
The brake circuit must be satisfied for the shift lever to be moved. Take
you car to a dealership were they have the proper equipment to find the
fault and have it corrected, rather than wasting money changing parts, WBMA
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