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Old 01-12-2019, 12:38 AM
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GL450 shift lever stuck in park

Having problems moving our 2013 GL when using the push button. Sometimes it goes into gear, but other times it will just stay in park (won't engage drive or reverse). Just bought a new push button yesterday, but same intermittent problems. Using the key, the vehicle will always go into drive/reverse...any thoughts?
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:31 AM
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Keyless button turns engine on - then with engine on you can shift gears - so is the issue actually non-start ?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:10 AM
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Keyless push button will start the engine, and sometimes shift into gear, but sometimes just stays in park. When it's stuck in park, I turn the engine off, then restart the engine with the key in the ignition to get it to shift into gear. It always works with the key, but has had intermittent success with the push button.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:46 PM
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Keyless push button will start the engine, and sometimes shift into gear, but sometimes just stays in park. When it's stuck in park, I turn the engine off, then restart the engine with the key in the ignition to get it to shift into gear. It always works with the key, but has had intermittent success with the push button.
how is your battery voltage?

It might be your auxiliary battery

Have you ever replaced either?
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:42 PM
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Not sure about the auxiliary battery, but main battery was replaced in fall of 2017. I'll ask the shop to test when we take it in next week
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:18 PM
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Could be the brake light switch, car won't go into gear unless it's pushed. On a previous C300 my wife had if it sat for while the brake booster lost vacuum and she would have to push real hard on the brake peddle to depress it enough so that the brake light switch was activated. This was random unless we figured it out, and on a basically brand new car. They adjusted the brake light switch to fix the issue.
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