Turn motor off and restart. The light should go off and it should shift OK. If it dioesn't, there should be a small Allen wrench looking hardware, usually in the glove compartment. Take it and on the shifter console, there's a location (towards the rear of the shifter console) where you insert it to unlock the shifter. I don't have pics, but there was a thread about this just a while back. I guess she doesn't have the owners manual. If you have it, look in it and give her the instructions.My wifes 2002 ML 500 is stuck at our daughters school. She came out and started the car and tried to put in gear. It wont get out of park and the BAS ESP light is on. Ideas? HELP!
You don't even have to register. You automatically qualify as long as you own the vehicle, and it's lifetime too and transferable.T...
Being registered for Roadside Assistance could really help out your wife, in the event you are unavailable for her emergency call on something like this.
Hope this helps !
That was just to get you home. Like Fabb said, most likely brake light switch. It's easy to do. Look at the link Fabb posted....I assume that this is what I will need to do until I fix the underlying problem, right? Or is it possible that it was a one time issue? Wishful thinking?
I will first attempt the cheap fix. Is replacing the brake light switch easy? Does anyone have instructions for dummies?