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Turn radio on or turn ignition on - radio will show a number of lines on screen. enter code with numbers pad one code number at a time until next flashing bar opens and wait 10-20 seconds. If failed start procedure from scratch.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jun 03, 2019


Sounds like low fluid in transmission or slow solenoid in gearbox valve body. Either way gearbox oil pressure test will tell.
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Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jun 03, 2019


The car is in "limp" mode.
You will only be able to access 2nd gear and reverse in order to get to workshop without causing damage. I have already answered on another page
https://www.fixya.com/cars/t27334566-a160_elegance_model_2001_5_door_hatch

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jun 03, 2019


Speculation without further details but 3 usual causes:
1. Clock spring in steering wheel for airbag open circuit.
To Test - disconnect battery-disconnect airbag ribbon from steering wheel -insert 3 -8ohm resistance bypass in airbag plug below steering column feeding clockspring. reconnect battery and see if light goes out after 5 seconds
2. Check passenger seat sensor operational.
To test - with ignition off - disconnect plug under passenger seat for sensor pad and insert test ohm resistance in feed plug. switch ignition on as test 1.
3. Check steering wheel button operation. if any radio actions do not work problem may be infrared link between steering wheel and radio (especially aftermarket modules)

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jun 02, 2019


Disclaimer - beware - these little cars are very complex and easy to destroy computers.

1st option: No details re history so will assume it is in limp mode only driving in 2nd or reverse?
If so check fluid level in gearbox when hot -run for 20 minutes in driveway should do the trick. Find sealed filler hose and insert aftermarket dipstick. (There are youtube videos on how to make DIY one out of curtain spring wire) If level alright it will be valve body grunge and needs expert auto to clean. Otherwise add EXACTLY 500ml of synthetic fluid from Mercedes. try operating after heating gearbox as before. If good get auto serviced.

2nd option: Operate emergency Park release if Gear change not moving. remove gear change module cover and check connections in circuit board.
Very good website called Lofty's A160 page for DIYER's

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on Jun 02, 2019


Disconnect battery afew..see if it clears. If not then a module or sensor has issue. Dont go tua dealr..a private shop w alot of cars is honest

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 24, 2019


It sounds you have a problem with a vacuum activated mechanism. I would check connections and vacuum hoses for leakage. If they are OK, you may have a problem with the mechanism itself.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 21, 2019


check the interior light switch (s). They may be reed switches.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 21, 2019


They have a problem with the froward gear brake drums cracking and there is a replacement/updated drum available but you would need an auto trans repairer to rebuild the transmission.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 19, 2019


Sounds like ignition barrel is not travelling through to number 3.
Try Moving steering wheel to free lock and retry for rotation of key

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 14, 2019


to tow long distances you have to remove the tail shaft. Next to tow long distances safely you will need an "A" frame hitch attached to the front of the car onto a tow ball of the towing vehicle To be honest the cost of towing the vehicle ( fuel costs ,tyres , rigging for tail lights and brake lights --legal requirements, towing capacity of the towing vehicle- will not make it a practical solution. Consider having a car transport do the job as it will be cheaper in the long run with no vehicle and legal requirements.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 14, 2019


Below the Dashboard, towards left side of the Steering wheel.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 12, 2019


I am not familiar with the model so I can't accurately answer your question.
There has been a number of European transmissions that weren't fitted with an oil filler/level plug, some were fitted with a level plug in the integral differential/final drive housing but the transmission shouldn't be filled through these. There have also been transmissions with no drain plug.

Many of these had to be drained and then refilled from the top of the casing by removing the breather or speedo drive and if no level plug was provided filling was by a measured quantity.

It is advisable to obtain good model specific information before you proceed.

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 06, 2019


Not brake sensor but brake switch can cause that, its located behind the brake booster in the engine compartment, make when you apply brake your lights comes on, if they don't come on then you have a bad switch or a blown brake fuse and this will cause the gear lever locked in park

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 02, 2019


Hi, there yes the brake switch is right behind on the brake booster in the engine compartment low/ down on the brake booster

Mercedes-Benz... | Answered on May 02, 2019

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