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How to shift without a key?

I have a 1998 Mercedes e430 and I lost the key. Is there anyway to put it in neutral without the key? I need to tow it to the dealership but it's parked backwards. Any suggestions?

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Qualified tow truck driver should have freewheeling wheel adapter or at least dollies.
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You can get a new key from the dealer overnight using your registration and a credit card.
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Insert a pen or pencil through the small flap below the "D" of your gear shift. When you hit the right spot, you should be able to shift out of "P".

If you don't have an owner's manual, you can download one that should suit your MY1998.
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