It all started a couple of days ago. It would take me two or three attempts
to put the car from park (P) into drive (D). The shift lock is stocked as
if I wasn't pressing on the break pedal, but of course I was. If I pressed
the breaks really hard it worked until a few hours ago. In addition the
break lights are not working, they don't light up when the breaks are
I checked the Horn/Stop fuse, and it was fine.
I've been reading about the possibility of an interlock switch that signals
the transmission when the breaks are engaged. This switch may be located
below the steering wheel, but that is all I've been able to get from the
Today is Sunday, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to take it to the
dealer, or to the local mechanic. I'll have to use the key to release the
The car is fine otherwise, and the breaks and transmission feel fine as
FYI: I also checked the break fluid level, and it was between MIN and MAX,
so I assume that is not the problem. In addition I have never replaced the
Any tips will be appreciated.