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Tip stuck in Park

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My '99 tip gets stuck in Park when I start the engine. Try as I might, it won't shift to any other position since the selector button won't depress. If I apply pressure to the selector switch while turning on the engine, it does go down and then allow me to shift. Plus once going it shifts between R, D and M without any problem and drives great.

I'm assuming the keylock cable between the ignition key and the tip are having some kind of problem, because it seems to disengage with some pressure on the selector button, but not otherwise.

I don't see any information on adjusting this keylock cable or problems with it, so I wondered whether any rennlisters had any insight on where to check/adjust?

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Adjusting selector lever cable

1. Move selector lever to "P" position.

2. Lever off cable on transmission lever using a commercially available removal tool.


3. Disengage cable at adjuster. To do this, slide the locking sleeve (1) forward and turn it clockwise to removal position.


4. Check installation dimension of the end piece

It must be 12 mm + or - 0.5 mm.


5. Press end piece onto the transmission lever using a pair of pliers.


6. Engage cable on the selector support into the open adjuster (1) and close the adjuster (3). The locking sleeve must move to the end position automatically.


7. Check adjustment. To do this, select all gears and check whether the gear is indicated in the right-hand instrument cluster. Also change gates from "D"to "M". A straight movement must be possible without catching.

Note: Minor corrections can be made on the cable end piece.

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