BAD BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH AT TOP OF BRAKE PEDAL
Check your brake lights and see if they are working. Ford has it so if your brake lights are out you can not shift out of park.
The parking brake on the C5 Vetts are a weak spot in the car. I hope you are at least using the parking brake when parking on a steep grade!
If you are referring to the brake lights it is probably a bad brake light switch. Your vehicle may also have daytime running lights which would be on without the parking lights.
The lights are automatic for your daytime running lights AND your regular head lights. There is a light sensor on your dash that knows when it get dark. When it's dark your headlights will automatically come on, daytime lights turn off and your dashboard lights will dim as a result, since you no longer need them to be that bright when it's dark. As far as the parking brake, it triggers your daytime lights to turn off, so when you disengage your parking brake, they will turn on for normal driving. All of this is a good thing because you never have to worry about turning your on/off...ever.
Low beams are burned out.
I have run into the same thing with this kind of car. On the steering column at the top they have a switch that will turn the running lights on or turn them off. check the switch you may have hit it and turn it on.
I can't turn the yellow brake or parking lights on my 1998 Chevy blazer off and it's draining my battery.Could you please tell me which fuse or switch I'd use to disable the front yellow lights? This is happening even with the car off.
you have bad contact in ground cable of the brake lights You might also like to check that there has not been a bulb replacement lately that uses a single contact in a double contact socket. This would have the effect of shorting the brake and tail light inputs and thus turn on ALL lights when brakes are applied or the parking lights turned on.
The brake lights will stay on if the switch is either out of adjustment or damaged. Pull up on the brake pedal to see if it will go out, if it does, you might be able to get by just adjusting the position of the brake light switch. BTW, it's on the brake pedal mechanism, under the dashboard.
Check the switch on the brake pedal
Look at your brake pedal where it connects under the dash. The problems you are having are both related to the brake pedal. There is a safety feature that won't allow you to shift your tranny until you have applied the brake, and since your brake lights are not coming on, there is either an electrical connection or a mechanical connection that is not working.
Probably the rubber bumper/stopper which depresses the brake switch is gone/disintegrated. Check beneath the brake pad for broken pieces. Without this piece in place, the switch is always closed and therefore powered to light up the lights.
if you leave the parking lights switch "ON" the lights will remain on, even if the car has been turned off.
Typically one would want to use their parking brake on an incline or when parking a car that has a manual transmission, however, some people still choose to use their parking brake all the time.
And why in the world would you want to do that, as the rear brakes which are operated by the parking brake are already activated by the brake pedal. Do not even think of doing this.
not turnin them off ! put a screw in the hole were the brake switch meats the pedal in the little hole it will fix it
brake switch ???
Most likely no brake lights would be due to a faulty switch on the brake pedal or a bad fuse.
You might have an ABS problem or a problem with the brake master cylinder. Check the fluid level in the brake reservoir.
Blown fuse or bad brake light switch?
The BOO (Brake On/Off) Switch may need to be replaced. If it is bad, it would cause the brake lights to NOT illuminate when the brake pedal is applied.
check the fuse for the brake lights, they have thier own. also check the brake light switch at the at the top of the brake petal