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Ford Escape: Automatic Transmission External Controls - Automatic Transmission – HF45 / General Procedures - Brake Shift Interlock Actuator Manual Override


  1. The HF45 transmission does not have an external mechanical lever to override P . To shift the transmission out of P the vehicle needs a 12 volt power source. If the battery voltage is not sufficient, an external 12 volt power source will be required to shift the transmission out of P . Once their is a sufficient power supply, enter the stay in N mode.

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  1. Switch your vehicle on.
  1. Press the brake pedal and press the accelerator pedal all the way down at the same time. While pressing the brake and accelerator pedal, rotate the transmission selector to N .
  1. Press the L button in the middle of the transmission selector to enter Stay in Neutral mode. A message appears in the display screen confirming your vehicle is in Stay in Neutral mode. The N indicator light on the transmission selector also flashes. To exit Stay in Neutral mode, place your foot on the brake pedal and rotate the transmission selector to P .
  1. If the vehicle will not move out of P .
    Refer to: External Controls (307-05B Automatic Transmission External Controls - Automatic Transmission – HF45, Diagnosis and Testing).

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