I have a 2004 Explorer. 4.0 V6. I started it my aftermarket remote starter the other day. It wouldn't shift out of park, unless I used the bypass/override switch. Now every time I start it, with the key or the starter, I have to use the bypass/override switch on the bottom of the column to shift out of park.
The starter is a starter only no alarm. The starter has a kill switch. I have tried it in the off position, still the problem continues.
Also, the high brake stop tail light appears to have no power going to it when the brake it applied. The other brake lights are fine. I tested the bulbs.
I have checked the fuses for the Brake Shift Interlock (25 on the fuse block under the driver's side dash) and all the brake light fuses as well.
Is it the pedal switch that is bad? Any suggestions?
Removing the top and bottom covers of the steering column will hopefully expose the interlock system components. Also, Franklin (in the Electrical Systems/Wiring Forum) is a pretty good spark-chaser and may be able to help if you don't get any good info here.