Will a bad brake switch prevent the gear selector from moving?
Yes, yes it can. It is part of the brake-shift-interlock system which prevents the shifter from moving out of part until you press the brakes. It could also be a bad shift interlock solenoid, ignition lock cylinder, or damaged wires.
Can brakes affect transmission?
Hitting the brakes hard can make the transmission mounts prone to damage, which creates its own safety concern. While there are some situations where you have no choice but to slam on the brakes, it’s best to avoid this when possible.
Can bad driving ruin a transmission?
When you develop certain bad driving habits, there’s a greater chance of transmission trouble arising. When transmission problems do emerge, it’s important to act quickly to address them. Otherwise, they’re liable to quickly worsen and necessitate much more expensive repairs.
What happens when you fail a brake light switch?
A failed brake stop light switch may trigger the ABS, ESP, ETS warning lights on your dash, through your transmission into limp mode or now allow you to get the car out of park. Common symptoms of a defective brake light switch. Car stuck in Park. ABS ESP ETS lights come on. Can not move the shifter from Park to Drive. Car won’t shift gears.
What to do if your gear shift gets stuck?
These lights are activated using a switch, and if this switch breaks, your gear shift will get stuck. A brake light switch can be tested by simply pressing and releasing the brake pedal in the presence of a friend or family member who can stand behind the car and observe the brake lights during this test.
What do I need to change the brake light switch?
Checking the brake light operation is not a good test.) ESP, BAS, ABS lights turn on. Car won’t shift properly. Stuck in gear. To change the brake light switch on your Mercedes-Benz you will need a star torx bit set. You can buy a set on Amazon for under $20. One of our favorite sets is the Neiko 10071A 13-Piece Torx Bit Cr-V T-Socket Set.
Why is my brake light not working on my Mercedes?
Yes it could be the brake light switch. It could be other problems such as low brake fluid level or failed ABS wheel speed sensor. There is no certain way to know without first doing some troubleshooting. Where is the brake light swtich located on a Mercedes-Benz? Right above the brake pedal.