Locked in park on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

Hi Folks the car is locked in park and I can't get it out of park. I am assuming it is solenoid but how hard is to remove and replace? do have a idea of cost. thank you I appreciate the help Bill

by in Silver Spring, MD on January 23, 2010
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4 answers
ANSWER by , January 24, 2010
I don't think Autozone's website information will be too helpful but its free. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_infoThere is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription. Check that the brake lights work, system requires brake light switch input to come out of park.
ANSWER by , March 15, 2010
this stuck in Park is part of your security system my car had done the same the dealer fixed it in less then an hour
ANSWER by , January 09, 2011
Cost of repar is about $960. Not counting towing. The security box under your shifter needs to be replaced. Part will most likely have to come from Germany,
ANSWER by , June 06, 2015
There is enough information about it in YouTube ,take it easy it will be very cheap if you have the patience to do it you'll be surprise ......it won't take you more than 4 hours.the problem is a piece that brakes inside the shift box that once you got it for 35 Dls will be again with patience enough to move your S55 .get the aluminum part this time.