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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2003 SL500, my gearbox selector has failed and was locking in P. I ordered the part and parked the car in my parking, but now I can't put it to D to drive it to the garaze. Any ideas how I can put it in gear?
If I can't, is this something that a mechanic can change on the spot? (There no access for a crane)

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I'm guessing what actually failed was your brake interlock switch (which I further assume is what you ordered). If so, the switch can be jumped.

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My case is very similar to this:
ML270 Gear indicator fault - Mercedes-Benz Owners' Forums

The garage told me that they ordered the selector module without specifying further. In the case that it is what you said above, how easy is it to jump the switch? Can I do it myself or I should get the mechanic here?

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