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Matt, I have just got myself a S Type V6 2.5 cc Jaguar.

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Hi Matt, I have just got myself a S Type V6 2.5 cc Jaguar.
drove it home parked in a slight hill.
Next morning started car! but brake light stayed on and I could not move Gear stick out of Park ... been back several times to try but after two days I am distraught (at 76 years old I expect you would be to Ha
Regards Jack
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your mechanic automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in just answer. Sorry for Any delay.
Mr. Jack, Your problem could be caused due several things. i would like to know:
have you checked your battery? what have you tried so far?
Thanks.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have had the AA roadside service look at the car yesterday, and he could nott fix the problem ,,, today the car is being taken to a Garage>?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I do not know if he checked the battery what is there to check there ? as the car starts no problem
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

Dear customer, the problem with your car may be due several things that i will like to name and explain a bit.

The problem with your car may be due several things that i will like to name and explain a bit.
1) Flat Battery,
2) Brake fuse defective fusible del freno defectuoso
3)Brake sensor defective sensor del freno defectuoso
4) Gearbox lever presents problems

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

I would like to explain why these factors should be reviewed, what happens is that the transmission to release ¨P¨ needs to detect that the brake is pushed or activated, which is not happening and therefore you have the indicator activated, so you can be having problems in the battery with a low voltage, caused this sensor is affected, as you said the battery is Ok, so this aspect is ruled out.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

You may also have problems with the brake sensor fuse, that may be damaged, so it does not activate the brake sensor.

A direct problem in the brake sensor, which is faulty and it does not activate.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

As you will understand the transmission needs this brake signal to be able to unlock the lever because the computer thinks that the car would move unexpectly or accidentally, so as safety mode to protect the car, it locks the lever in P.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 months ago.

If these factors are correct, one last option is a problem in the gear lever,it can be changed. This piece is sold complete, quite expensive, but first check the above procedures and hoppefully te problem will be solve without need of change the lever.

Is your query clear dear customer? is something else i could help you?
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Regards, Sebastian.