04 escape (mine). got in it yesterday to find out that i could not engage the shifter (auto on the column shift). so i shut off teh radio, and i could not hear the click of the release solenoid. i was at the park with my 4yr old. good thing she is smart. i had her sit in the drivers seat and press the brake peddle. i went to the back, and alas no brake lights. called my wife and she came and picked us up, i dropped them off got a multi meter, and removed the switch from the bracket. it failed the continuity test. so to get it home, i used my test leads and bypassed the switch by connecting the 2 prongs together, and put it in neutral. placed it back into park, locked it, drove back home and got my sister to come back with me rigged it up, got it started and my sister followed me home because i had no brake lights. called the ford dealer, none in stock. 7-10 day to get one. this morning i called UAP/NAPA and i will have a new switch in for tomorrow. and its the same price as the one from ford. some days im glad im a mechanic. because if i had to pay for all my repairs to this POS i would be completely broke.