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What is the procedure for getting a 2007 C230 out of park so it can be towed. transmission selector wont move out of park without engine running
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Try doing a search in the w204 forum.
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I don't think it can get out of park without the key, but don't quote me on it.



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The way to tow the car "as is" it would be with the rear wheels lifted.

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The way to tow the car "as is" it would be with the rear wheels lifted.
This is the normal way of doing it, but if the car is in an awkward position or place for this then simply jack up the car and disconnect the linkage the move the car into neutral using the linkage.
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dolly it and then lift the back wheels.
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I thought there was a way to trip the interlock and move the gear selector on all cars today. I had a Volvo that had a dead battery. I inserted a key into a "hidden" slot, and that allowed me to moved the gear selector. Not sure if the MBs have this, but, I thought all cars were required to have this.
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What is the procedure for getting a 2007 C230 out of park so it can be towed. transmission selector wont move out of park without engine running
It's a safety feature, foot must be on brake for shifting. The key also plays a role in locking the shift. I think all cars had it after the problem with Audi's sudden acceleration.
On many cars, foreign or domestic, I can insert the key in the ignition, turn it to position 1 or 2 but not to start the engine, my foot stepping on the brake then I can shift from Park to any gear selection.
Your car may be different.

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I think you should call some professional people for doing this. If you don't want to damage the

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As was stated above, the engine need not be running to move the selector lever out of P, on this model.

Turn the ignition switch to position 2 (all cluster lights on) and press the foot brake. This will allow the R/P locking solenoid to function which permits the lever to move.

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I should have included:

a) there are some rules about towing an automatic when in N. Distance & speed are conditional.
b) if you move the shift lever out of P as above, you cannot remove the key from the ignition, although you can turn it back to posn 0.

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