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clk wont change gear after juice spilt on centre console

Discussion in 'Engine' started by highlandgordon, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. highlandgordon

    highlandgordon New Member

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    hello all
    im hoping someone might be able to help me. I drive a clk 230 (2000) and all was well until the mother in law spilt a can of juice over the centre console !! At first the car would not start, it starts now but sticks in park - i have managed to get it out of park by using a pencil in the flap under the 'drive'.
    At present the car does the following...
    1. locks in park every time park is selected
    2. when put into 'd' or 'r' it slams into gear
    3. will not shift up in gear either automatically or using the +/- option.

    Has some sort of default been triggered? please help

    thanks, gordon
     
  2. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Common fault (when juice is spilt:doh: ).

    You will need to try and dry it...it may not be toast.
     
  3. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

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    Take the selector unit out, wash it out in clean water, dry it THOROUGHLY.

    It will then work.
     
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    highlandgordon

    highlandgordon New Member

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    thanks, will try that
     
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    highlandgordon New Member

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    any advice on removing the selector unit? i have removed the cover and subsequent buttons and now have a black plastic unit with a circuit board inside....ive tried to rmove this unit, it seems like a click in set up but having no luck.....dont want to force anything in case i further damage it
     
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    highlandgordon

    highlandgordon New Member

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    Job done - thanks dieselman

    For anyone in a similar position, i did the following.....
    1. removed cover
    2. w/s button popped out
    3. removed plastic clip in parts around the circiut board that is exposed when w/s button is removed.
    3. cleaned circuit board (did not remove) and any area i could get to with damp cloth.
    4. dried thoroughly with hair dryer

    JOB DONE :bannana:

    Many thanks to dieselman, i assumed it would be a gonner :thumb:
     
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    Dieselman Banned

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