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Old 01-07-2010, 03:22 AM
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During the entire removal process, I did not insert my key into the ignition for fear that it would remain stuck in there or that if I turned the key during the removal process, it would somehow reset one of the sensors or computer systems linked to the transmission and I didn't want to have to bring in my car to Mercedes to have them reset or reprogram anything so I played it safe by non involving my key at all.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:36 AM
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Okay!!! That is where we probably messed up. The key was inserted prior to the job being finished. Thanks for your HELP!!! Now I am trying to replace the little plastic piece so that my car can recognize when it is in PARK so the key will come out... Right now, I have to keep disconnecting the new battery I bought from Roadside last night!!!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:52 AM
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There seems to be a golden metal tube blocking one of the allen bolts to remove the shifter box, did anybody run into this problem? could it be because the shift lever needs to be moved from park? if so is hammering the lever the only way to force the lever to budge?

Firstly thank you all for this really informative thread. I however require your kind assistance on the same issue locster had. The bolt is obstucted by the metal rod. Any ideas on how to move it out of the way ? Also i plan to remove the linkage cable/rod by pulling the shifter box up and into the car ? anyone experience problems doing it this way ?

Thanks once again, this thread is great!
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:21 AM
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i did it also in about 3 hours yesterday

No issues yet.... pulled into car, s500. if we took a baseball glove, and placed it over the shifter and the wrapped it with a hammer once or twice it came out of park.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:55 AM
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I just completed this and saved my self from the stealership. The write up was fantastic except you dont have to go under the car for anything You can pull the link up in to the car and disconnect there. This also helped while doing the job http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsxUFVtdPHk .

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Old 01-13-2010, 12:27 PM
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wow, I cannot believe that this goes on, mercedes are truely ignoring the problem as are so called mercedes specialists who only milk it too.
I cannot find anyone willing to remove the part so am forced to try it myself, I only hope that I follow your helpful hints correctly
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:55 PM
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Thanks Allot Guys!!

Hi everyone,

I just joined forum.
I found this place as a result of my 2002 S500 getting stuck in park.
I am using the keeping the car in Neutral Until I can find someone to just take out that plastic nightmare piece for a good price.

I am in South Florida.
If anyone knows of a guy who is familiar with this procedure please let me know.

Once again, thanks guys!
Super Nice of you to help each other out like this!

Needless to say, I am not very happy about the way Mercedes has addressed, or should I say NOT addressed this problem.

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:44 PM
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this guy is in Oakland Park FL not sure if thats close to you, he is very familiar with fixing these

http://www.4mercedes.com/
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tusabes, super cool of you!
That is about 35 mins from me!
Awesome!
This place is great!
What a bunch of nice helpful people!

Thanks again!
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Hi Guys,

I found 2 places who do the job in South Florida.
They replace plastic piece with Metal piece, parts and labor, $300.

http://www.4mercedes.com/
http://www.jsbenz.net/

Thanks again guys, you have been really helpfull!
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NEW THEORY, THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS A SENSOR WHICH NOT ONLY LGHTS UP THE BRAKE LIGHTS BUT ALSO SENDS A SGNAL TO THE TRANSMISSION LOCK, MY LIGHTS WORK BUT THE PINS FOR THE TRANS LOCK WERE CORRODED AND SO THE TRANS WOULDNT UNLOCK NEW SENSOR NO PROBOBLEMS
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NEW THEORY, THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS A SENSOR WHICH NOT ONLY LGHTS UP THE BRAKE LIGHTS BUT ALSO SENDS A SGNAL TO THE TRANSMISSION LOCK, MY LIGHTS WORK BUT THE PINS FOR THE TRANS LOCK WERE CORRODED AND SO THE TRANS WOULDNT UNLOCK NEW SENSOR NO PROBOBLEMS

Stop writing in all caps!!!

The "sensor" you are referring to is called the brake switch. Yes they go bad too, and cause the car not to come out of gear.

There is NO transmission lock on your car only the lever in your shift module.

Whomever told you all that crap about corroded locking pins must have a great big shade tree growing next to their shop and you should not have paid them so much attention that you want to share this bogus info with the forum as if....

I hope their impressive explanation didn't blur your wallet too bad.
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Hello Is There any shop in the area that can fix the shifter local to San Francisco??

hello everyone!! I have a 2002 cl500 and the car is currently stuck in park i was wondering if theres anyone in the sf area that can sucessfully remove the plastic piece that fails on my mbz for a good price i have the shifter out of the car already... Thanks a million
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:58 PM
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hello everyone!! I have a 2002 cl500 and the car is currently stuck in park i was wondering if theres anyone in the sf area that can sucessfully remove the plastic piece that fails on my mbz for a good price i have the shifter out of the car already... Thanks a million
You just bought the black one with the Foose rims from the auction?

PM me if you want to sell those rims.

I got a quote for $1020, which is higher than the $300 the FL shops are charging. Shop around.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:20 AM
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Gear Shift Stuck in S500

Thanks for the insight on the real problem with the sticking i.e. small plastic piece. I am not mechanically inclined but can follow directions, can i repair this problem? If not, can it be done by a non-dealer mechanic at a reasonable rate?

Lastly, can I tie this problem to my Instrument cluster going bad (which is a recall item for my car)?

thanks in advance...
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:26 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

You probably can repair it yourself. The instructions as to how are in this thread. If you take it to any indy shop, DO NOT let them replace your whole shifter. $$$$$ and unnecessary. A dealer would probably not be permitted to simply replace the broken part. Sources for the part are also in this thread.

More information is available in the "W220 S-Class Owners Start Here" sticky at the top of the W220 forum. Look under "Transmission."

It is not related to your instrument cluster problem. You may want to see what the Encyclopedia has to say about that before you take it in for the cluster problem.

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Old 06-01-2010, 12:24 PM
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Question Stuck in Park

I to have the same problem with my 2003 S500 being stuck in park. I've already taken everything apart. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can order the replacement part from?
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:15 PM
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I to have the same problem with my 2003 S500 being stuck in park. I've already taken everything apart. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can order the replacement part from?
http://4mercedes.com/contacts.html
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Hi,

you can get a metal part from www.monoglobal.com.au Make sure you get the one with the right width. I've put one in, haven't driven it yet but it all works. the metal part may have a bit more of a rattle though as it is heavier.

Josh

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Bought this one from eBay. Came with two. One was the same as the 2003 S500 shifter unit. Took about two hours to replace, very easy. Hardest part was figuring out that there is a spring inside the module that gotten loose, so it wasn't locking in place properly. It's the silver piece that locks onto the black one (the one that broke). It has a spring that may become dislodged. Remember to check for it. Other than that, pretty easy. Total cost was about $70 usd.


Originally Posted by cloudtopper1 View Post
   

This is a Brand New Mercedes Benz Shifter Repair kit, comes with 2 pcs in a kit
for 2 different sytles of shifters and you will receive it all in one kit.
This kit will fit for list of vehicle below:
W220 W215 W230 Models
00-06 S430, S430 4 Matic
00-06 S500, S500 4 Matic
01-06 S55 AMG
00-06 S600
03-06 SL500
03-06 SL55 AMG
04-06 SL600
05-06 SL 65 AMG
00-06 CL500
01-06 CL55 AMG
05-06 CL65 AMG
 
  
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This site is awsome. My 2001 S500's stick got stuck in park. I took it to my shop to find out they had no idea of what to do. I came here, found the answer. Went back to the shop follow the instructions on how to release the stick out of park. Drove the bad boy home and after a couple of hours of work, I had the broken piece out and the car working again. All I have to do now is get the new piece and install itk. Than you guys for all your work and effort. 6/12/10
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Spent so far $70, towing to the shop.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:23 PM
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Shame On You Mercedes!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a same problem. I checked with mercedes dealership in Copurs Christi and they told me it cost atleast 1400 $ to fix it. I found this site which is really good. when I got the problem source I found Mobile amechanic and asked him to just remove it. He did at less than 45 min and he asked for 75$. Now I don't have any problem and it works perfectly. The only thing that I really shoked is the quality of the part which is used in Mercedes S class. Shame on you Mercedes! you should recall it as soon as you can.

If ayone need any help, Email me at [email protected]

Good Luck!
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o my key starts malfuntioning eventually breaking it unlocks but doesnt start i know its the key cuz somtin broke inside.(i took it apart) neway i tow to the dealer they order a new key. when it arrives it only lets the lights go off wouldnt even unlock the car. they said leave it in the ignition for a while to recognize the key so sure enough it worked. the car starts but of course another problem pops up now it doesnt shift into drive. it was perfect be
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Hi. Im located in Long Island NY and if anyone can do it for me cheap or knows of a mechanic who will be willing or has removed the black plastic piece I would appreciate it. You can email me at dalangi at aol dot com or just reply back here. I know of a few people out of town who charged 75-100 bucks but im looking for someone local.

Thanks

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