Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
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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.
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.
Last edited by keyhole; 04-23-2011 at 07:31 AM.
Reason: added info