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.
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.
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.
You can bridge the connections in this switch to allow the car out of park. Just use a piece of wire to bridge it, get the car out of park, then take the wire out. If you leave it in your brake lights will be on all the time. Fairly simple to replace it, awkward to reach though.
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