I had the same problem. It's your brake sensor (if none of your brake lights work). It's a 13 dollar part at Ford. On your brake uh... lever I guess about a foot up is a small black sensor about the size of a tic tac box. Pull out the cotter pin and move everything off the post. Unplug the sensor and replace it with a new one. I'm sure someone has a picture of it. Good luck.
That is exactly what it was. I called Ford in Elkton, MD first thing this morning. They didn't have one, I called NAPA, they did but had to be delivered from another store. Then I called AutoZone, they had one in Elkton, MD. I drove up there, bought the part, took it home to install it and it wasn't even close. So, I called another Ford dealership in Smyrna, DE. They had it for $13.00. I drove down there, MATCHED THE PART, took it home, busted a few knuckles open, but got it in and it worked.
I had the same problem; no brake lights, and couldn't shift out of park (since the truck thought I didn't have my foot on the brake). Turned out to be the wire going to the switch in question. The wire broke right at the connector, so I removed the connector and replaced it with two spade lugs. I then just pressed the spade lugs onto the switch terminals.
Still going with the original switch.
Coincidentally I had it in to the dealer once or twice for the same problem, they never found it before it broke solid and left me stranded.
In light of that, it hasn't been to the dealer in over 100,000 miles.
I know I am dragging up a really old thread here, but what is this sensor called that is on the brake pedal? I have the no brake light symptom, but everything else works (lights, turns, hazards). But can I get the name of this sensor or switch.
In 97 it was called the BOO, Brake On Off switch in 2000 it is called the BPP Brake Pedal Position switch. Maybe they got tired of the ribbing from having to say at the parts counter, The BOO is broken may I please have a new BOO.
I drive very little, but in the last few months, i have been told a couple times that my brake lights were not working. the guy at Auto Zone thought it was the switch near the brake pedal, but decided it wasn't once i told him my 3rd brake light works. my truck is a 99, and i'm attempting to get answers before i end up spending what little money i have to fix this. i have noticed that recently one of my turn signals went out, so i replaced both tail light bulbs. it fixed the turn signal issue but not the tail lights. a couple days later, the turn signal had blown again.
it seems i have a whole list of issues with this truck- power locks not working, cold air heat, intermittent odometer. i'm lucky to have a decent mechanic, but i still cant afford the things i already need done- rotors, brakes, coil over plug.
anyone have any suggestions or know anything?
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