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Failure to shift the gear stick in S class gear box and where is the fuses which controls the mode of gear shift?

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The most likely cause of the gear shift not moving from park is a faulty brake light /pedal switch. You need to depress the brake to remove from Park and or select other combinations. With this switch failed you will not be able to do this. If your brake lights do work then there could be a second switch in the pedal. Many manufacturers use a separate switch for this.

Posted on Mar 04, 2014


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SOURCE: mercedes a class gear box problem

if there is 'F' apearing on d dashboard. most probably its d FTC problem. go on com.diognosis n check d fault..

Posted on Nov 17, 2008


Adeel Ahmad

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SOURCE: 2004 c class

Transmission fluid and the transmission filter has to be replaced. Check the viscousity of the transmission fluid first, if its ok then check the fuses that control the gear shift, foremore, check the gear shift mode and change it ti 'E' instad of 'S', Hope this will solve the problem

Posted on Sep 19, 2009


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SOURCE: bmw 1998 fuse box diagram to find wnrhat fuse

Unfortunately, if you find the correct fuse and remove it, you will turn off that light - and a number of others that you likely do not want turned off. This bulb is likely part of the dash display lighting system.

I would think it would be best to try to get into the console and remove that bulb if you don't wish to have someone try to trouble shoot the circuit and find out what is wrong.

On most cars, the dash lighting is controlled by a fuse in the inside fuse box, likely somewhere around the steering wheel.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009


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SOURCE: when shifting into 2nd gear the stick and trans

sounds like 1 of the sincronisers in the trans is going bad ,take it to a trans shop to have them do a free check

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

Stan Squires

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SOURCE: sticks in limp mode gear and isent shifting

What code number? Sounds like output shaft speed sensor. Very common on this vehicle. Can be changed quite easily with a 1 inch socket and a drain pan. Part is less than 50 dollars from dealer.

Posted on Jul 05, 2012

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Transmission fluid and the transmission filter has to be replaced. Check the viscousity of the transmission fluid first, if its ok then check the fuses that control the gear shift, foremore, check the gear shift mode and change it ti 'E' instad of 'S', Hope this will solve the problem

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