Need to release the gear shift of your Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid out from the park? This guide is a step-by-step procedure for releasing the vehicle from the park and shifting to neutral gear on a Hybrid Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221. This procedure will also work on other models. Almost all Mercedes-Benz cars have a positive terminal in the engine bay that you can use to power up the electrical system.
What you will need
- Jumper cables (requires a running car)
- If the vehicle is parked on the inclined ground, place wheel chocks or blocks on the wheel to prevent it from rolling off and causing accidents/injuries.
- Pull the hood release or the red lever below the dashboard and go to the vehicle’s front.
- Raise the hood slightly, and a pull lever will pop out on the grille.
- Pull the lever and raise the hood. The hood will automatically go up and set the hood struts in the hold position.
- Locate the battery cover on the engine compartment’s passenger side.
- Remove the cover by removing the clips and pulling the cover out. On many models, you don’t need to remove any cover. Look for a RED plastic piece with the symbol (+) on top.
- Remove the small black cover by the small fuse box next to the hybrid battery.
- Connect the red jumper cable to the positive terminal of the battery.
- Connect the black jumper cable to the ground terminal of the vehicle.
- If you have a start push button, pull the push start button out.
- Insert the key fob into the ignition switch.
- Press the brakes hard and turn on the ignition.
- Push the gear shift toggle up to set it to reverse.
- Pull the toggle down to set it neutral position.
- Release the parking brake by pulling the parking brake lever.
- The vehicle is now ready to be pushed or towed. Be careful when you release the parking brake, as the vehicle may roll off.
We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Put Transmission in Neutral guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.