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Submitted by coleen_mcnaughton on November 3, 2019
Question

I went to start the car after having listened to the radio and the key wont come out of the ignition and the car wont come out of park and the sterring wont lock . What could the problem be and how do you fix it?

Odometer
180000

Answers

I have a 1996 Mercedes 320sl and the key wont come out of the ignition and the car won't come out of park

Bad shifter or brake light switch. Try moving it between Drive and Reverse a few times.

Do you see the selected gear on the instrument cluster? PRND?

There is a cable that runs from the shifter to the ignition lock. The shifter pushes on the cable when it is placed on park. The cable is damaged, it is disconnected from the shifter or the shifter is not pushing it.