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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question ML270CDI Stuck In Park

Hi all,
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I was wondering if anyone can help me?
I have a 2000 ML270 CDi.
Recently it started getting stuck in park. i.e. when applying pressure to the brake it wouldn't release the gear lever until the brake pedal had been pumped a few times.
Well, now its stuck completely.
Only way out of park is to use a screwdriver down the hole where the 'reset'? switch is. This allows the gears to be changed freely, until its returned to park.

Its driving me nuts!

Is this a dealer job?.. or is there a little switch somewhere?


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Sounds like a bad brake interlock switch.

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The brake switch is inexpensive and easy to replace. $13US and I installed it myself in 10 minutes at night with a poor light source and it was the first time I had been under my dash.

There is a DIY post somewhere in the W163 forum.
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Thanks for the tips guys.
I'll look for the DIY now.


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