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Mercedes-Benz E320 Shifter stuck on park. E 320, 2001...

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Shifter stuck on park. E 320, 2001... Inalso just had me BAS and ESP light go on... Would these malfunction cause the shifter to lock on park?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 6 years ago.

eurotec :


eurotec :

yes the warning lights are related to your shifter not unlocking

eurotec :

Most likely you have a bad stop light switch on your car. When the switch fails the lights come on and you cannot get the shifter out of park.

eurotec :

There is an emergency override that you can use to unlock the shifter so that you can drive the car to the shop.

eurotec :

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eurotec :

Let me know if you have any questions.

Customer: Where is the overide
eurotec :

Did you see the picture?

Customer: Yes I see the picture... It moves into gear fine. What would cause it to lock up?
eurotec :

The faulty stop light switch is what cause the shifter not to unlock.

Customer: Thanks
eurotec :

You're quite welcome

eurotec :

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