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Good evening. My ques. is does a gear shift selector have to be coded by the dealer on a 2004 ML 350? And if it does not have to be coded, will a used one work? Customer spilled a full glass of water into shifter.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the vehicle have a fuse that enables or disables the shifter?

I don't know. Just found lots of water at gear shift selector.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 Mercedes?

ML 350, year is 2004'

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

We found a faulty gear shift selector due to water spillage. Just need to know if coding is required and if not would used gear shift selector work?

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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 4 months ago
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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 4 months ago

the gear shifter in this model is part of the antitheft/ drive authorization/ immobilizer system and needs to be ordered per vin and installed and coded by a dealer, a used one will not work.

sorry this is the only way.

hope this helps.

Lou

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