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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! – DucatiKiller Oct 4 '16 at 18:33
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    Simply lift it onto a trailer or tow it. – Rory Alsop Oct 4 '16 at 18:45
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    Why not just put it in neutral and push it? – Mobius Oct 4 '16 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 '16 at 18:48
  • @vini_i The BCM is one of the better car industry implementations IMO. – DucatiKiller Oct 4 '16 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).

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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? – Steve Matthews Oct 5 '16 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 '16 at 4:04

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