01 E320 Liquid in the console

Have a 2001 E320, and soda was spilled down into the gear shifting unit. All the dash lights lit and the message was a warning to stop. I stopped,
and turned off the car and now it won't start. Any suggestions?
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Steve,
Same thing happened to me once. Transmission electrical module shorted out. $900.
Makes one wonder why it is right under the drink holder.
B
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It's a psychological experiment by the Germans. They are trying to train people not to drink in their cars :)
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Steve wrote:

The same thing happened to a neighbor of mine. She spilled coffee. It was quite an expensive bill. She was furious. This design puts the coffee holder over major electronic control devices, without a proper liquid seal. I love Mercedes but this design is absolutely stupid IMHO.
EJ in NJ
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Same happened to a friend. coffe spilled into the console of his 430 and the car shut down. I think the bill from Benz was around a grand. It is a stupid design but I can't figure why people need to drink (anything) or use the phone and drive.
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The module is not underneath the console... rather all those contacts that goes to the module are there... so when you energize all the contacts... yep... fried baby!
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