On the 2000 sporty there are (3) three fuses and all will effect the "Shift Interlock Circuit" system.
Radio Fuse 15A
Turn Fuse 10A
Stop Fuse 15A
All located in the interior fuse panel, left side kick panel on the 2000 sporty.
The A/T Shift Interlock Control Module on mine is located under the Radio in the center console all the way to the back by the ventilation air box. I have heard on some it is on right side of the dash and you have to remove the glove box to get to it. (LHD models)
There are 2 switches that effect this system, the brake pedal switch and there is a park position switch below the center console shifter. The signal that comes from the brake switch also goes to the brake lamps, so if you do not have brake lamps find the fuse labeled "STOP" and see if it is blown.
If you're able to remove the key from the ignition when the shifter is in park then that part of the circuit is working. Once you are in any position but Park position, you should not be able to remove the key from the ignition switch, unless someone has disabled that safety solenoid.
Hope this helps, not sure how many changes they might have made from the 2000 to 2002 models. Good Luck!