I need to move this mercedes I use it for spares and can't afford to buy it new keys. I have removed the ignition, hoping that I could Please say it's possible

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    hmmmmmmmmm We typically avoid this kind of an answer for obvious reasons. Someone may come along and share though. Good luck! Oct 4, 2016 at 18:33
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    Simply lift it onto a trailer or tow it.
    – Rory Alsop
    Oct 4, 2016 at 18:45
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    Why not just put it in neutral and push it?
    – Mobius
    Oct 4, 2016 at 18:45
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    I suspect that the car has a chipped key style security system. This means that even if you could hot wire the car, it won't run.
    – vini_i
    Oct 4, 2016 at 18:48
  • @vini_i The BCM is one of the better car industry implementations IMO. Oct 4, 2016 at 19:07

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This doesn't give you the answer you were looking for, but I'll post it here in case it gives you a desirable end result.

They don't make it as easy as on other vehicles, but you can shift it into neutral without starting it. This was on a C240, but should be the same or similar case for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB4p-G5uXyo Basically, pull off the bezel around the shifter, lift a little black tab on the bottom, and you can then shift it as needed (e.g. neutral).


You can't just put an automatic into neutral otherwise it would have been done.

You most certainly can if you defeat the shifter interlock, as @atraudes suggests.

Or get under it and move the manual valve and get the parking pawl out manually, If it's a wreck you can chock it and leave it in neutral.

Or better yet, throw a chain around the front suspension and drag it out with a pickup. Might break the parking pawl (bonus!) but I doubt it.

  • Or disconnect the drive shafts? Oct 5, 2016 at 10:24
  • @SteveMatthews Seems like work. But I own a 7.3 Powerstroke Dually, so I take great pleasure in pulling stumps... errr "parts cars". Serously 10 minutes of work defeating the shift interlock, and a broken Yugo can drag this around. I don't know where the drama lies.
    – SteveRacer
    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:04

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