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Old 12-16-2018, 10:03 PM
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Automatic Shifter stuck in Park

Today my w212 2011 e350 transmission got stuck in park. The shifter would not engage at all to get the car into drive, neutral or reverse. Its been acting sluggish lately, but today I could not get it to engage at all. I tried restarting, pumping the break, etc...

Any help or guidance would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:53 PM
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Look in the center console. There should be a small rectangular rubber "stopper" in the bottom. Pull that back and push in the button that is now exposed and move the shift lever.
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:37 AM
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Check batteries: 12V/80AH battery engine compartment (part # 0009822108), 1.2AH selector lever backup battery instrument panel (00000004039).
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:59 AM
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Many thanks...will check it out, however the car has full power. Radio, lights, ignition all work fine. I just can't get the car out of park. It's been acting strange for about a month or two with slow responses when moving from park to drive. The trans itself has been rock solid since I got the car in 2011. Never had any hesitation or skipping.

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Replace the battery.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:46 AM
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Look in the center console. There should be a small rectangular rubber "stopper" in the bottom. Pull that back and push in the button that is now exposed and move the shift lever.
I see the W211 seems to have the console plug/access but I can't seem to find it in my W212. I looked in the bottom of the glove box and under the cupholder and coil holder. Maybe I'm missing something obvious?
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Aux battery..sounds like
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Aux battery..sounds like
I'm surprised there has been no dash display warning.
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Ignition doesn't recognize key maybe.
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  1. well being as though my car (2012 E350 AMG sport) suffered from this. These cars are VERY sensitive to CURRENT DRAW/Ohms. Itís not reading a high enough voltage available somewhere at the startup sequence. So, like we are saying, change the battery, and it be a world of difference. Your car will feel like a new car. And it will shift into D when you ask it..
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First, there is no manual release on the W212 with shift by wire system. The ISM is bolted directly to the side of the transmission. Also if the car starts with no issues but will not come out of park, power should not be a problem. The ISM is powered by fuse #88 front the rear SAM. Instead of throwing parts at like everyone is telling you to do, find a competent shop that has Xentry software and ask to peform an actuation of the ISM or a relearn. ISM do go bad. And just to give you a heads up, this part is a TRP part, which means that you either do it at the dealership or find someone that has the appropriate licensing to purchase the part and the correct equipment to program it.
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