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I drive a 2005 SL 500 Benz. It is getting difficult to

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I drive a 2005 SL 500 Benz. It is getting difficult to remove the key out of ignition. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 8 months ago.

Hi, there is a lock out cable that runs from the ignition switch to the gearshift. This cable prevents the key from being removed from the ignition if the gearshift lever is not in park. You will need to have this cable replaced or adjusted to correct the problem. It's possible that there is excessive wear at the shifter or at the ignition switch but the cable is the usual problem.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Marty

Expert:  Marty replied 8 months ago.

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