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Old 10-02-2010, 16:38   #1 (permalink)
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howdy all forum newbie here
I've got a '95 Grand Marquis thats been pretty stripped down for track days
I got ready to roll today and the car wouldn't shift out of park!
Here's where it gets weird...
When the battery is disconnected...it shifts through all gears fine
As soon as its reconnected...the bastard locks up again
I'm thinking its some kind of safety switch thats acting up
Any ideas? I'm more than willing to take said safety mechanism out back and shoot it if that works
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Old 10-02-2010, 16:56   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HELP!!! 95 Marquis stuck in park >_<

The stoplight switch isn't working. You can turn the key to run, then back it off one notch and shift to neutral to start it and run it. As soon as you put it in park, it won't come out again until you do the same procedure.
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Old 10-02-2010, 17:02   #3 (permalink)
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Stop Light switch eh? Haven't played with one of those before but I recall em bein pretty cheap. Another fun fact about the boat...the cylinder you insert your keys into? Somethings broken in there too, so its kind of always in the on position, and you can turn the keys to start it...but turning it back does nothing and you can even pull em out with the engine still running. In fact I'm pulling a fuse to kill the engine haha
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:09   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm I replaced the Stop Light switch but it still doesn't wanna shift outta park when its connected to the battery...any other ideas for disabling it?
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Here's the diagram for it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:58   #6 (permalink)
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Re: HELP!!! 95 Marquis stuck in park >_<

Just wanted to thank you guys for the help. Was stranded last night 100 miles from anywhere. I stumbled across the back off the key one notch-start in neutral trick by accident and got home, but couldn't duplicate it again until I checked this forum. Mine turned out to be a broken wire on the brake light switch. Nothing open today (Easter) so will replace the switch tomorrow.

Thanks again.

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Old 04-20-2014, 11:03   #7 (permalink)
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Good to hear the forum helped you out , thanks for posting .
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