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post #1 of 4 Old 05-12-2015, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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Angry JK brake pedal wont depress........

I have a 2007 JK with half doors and it has leaked as long as I have owned it. I think this is causing an electrical issue:
I got in yesterday and the car would start but the wipers were running at full speed and would not turn off, the brake pedal would not budge & I was not able to shift it into gear to drive it.
ANY IDEAS????
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-12-2015, 07:09 PM
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I found this here posted by tknob1069... i cant post a link for some reason, maybe it will help:



Originally Posted by paramaniac View Post
there a little tab near the shift selector that pops out? if there is, pop that out and push a screwdriver or key in there. its a bypass type thingy.
this ^^^^ its also in your OWNERS manual believe it or not Its not the neutral safety switch though its shift lock override.

OP you are remembering to put your foot on the brake right?

Shift Lock Manual Override
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
that the shift lever should fail to move from PARK with
the key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed.
To operate the shift lock manual override, perform
the following steps:
1. Firmly set the parking brake.
2. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the
shift lock manual override cover which is located on the
PRNDL bezel, above the PARK position.
3. Depress and maintain firm pressure on the brake
pedal.
4. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down
5. Depress the shifter release button and shift into NEUTRAL.
6. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
dealer, if the shift lock manual override has been used

Disconnect your battery overnight it will probably reset the "gremlin"
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-12-2015, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the help but I think it's more of an electrical issue because the brake pedal won't budge....Ugh!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-12-2015, 08:45 PM
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There is nothing electrical that should keep the brake pedal from moving it is a mechanical assembly. Look at the top of the pedal arm and see if it I tis binding there. you may be able to disengage the actuator rod that works the master cylinder to see if you can depress it by hand. if the rod will not depress I would look outside the firewall and loosen the master cylinder and see if the rod will move at that point to narrow it down if I tis the pedal assembly, the master cylinder locked up of if the rod it self or the vacuum assist booster causing it to be locked up.
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