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i have a 2002 Daewoo Leganza and when i press the brake to shift gears it wont let me. i then noticed that my break lights arent working either. i checked the fuses and none are burnt.i know nothing about breaks, can someone please help me on this.
 

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You press the brakes to shift gears? I'm not sure if I understand. In my car I press the clutch and automatics do it... automatically. Are the bulbs ok for the brake lights?
 

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It is an automatic. you know when you shift from park to drive you have to press brake to do so, well when i press brake it still wont let me shift out of park.
 

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Sounds like there's a little activator that isn't working- like on most cars, if before you start the car you press the brake pedal far enough, you'll hear a faint 'click', and the brake lights will come on, and then you can shift.
 

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No idea myself- in fact, I don't even really know what's it's called. I called it an activator simply because I thought it would describe what I was thinking about best.

There are some people here who might know if what I'm talking about has any merit, and how to go about fixing it.
 

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Look close to the shifter in the car for a tiny button that says "shift override" or something to that effect. If you don't see anything like that, check your owners' manual and see what they say about disabling it temporarily.
 

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it's also possible that it's just the brake switch it runs off of...

the fact that the brake lights don't work tells me it's probably this switch.

it might cost as much as 45$
 

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it will be at the bottom of the brake pedal, under the dashboard on the inside of the car.

some have 2 wires on them, some 3, some more.

it usually has some silly little clip to hold it together.
 

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That sounds like it...unless you also have cruise control.
 
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