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Mercedes-Benz C220 Mercedes 220 CDi The boot lock is stuck

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Mercedes 220 CDi The boot lock is stuck on locked with the boot lid open and I cannot shut the boot. How can I clear this - the remote control doesn't do it.

eurotec :

Hi, if the lock is closed and hitting against the striker you will need to try and manually open the lock. I would try using the key in the trunk lock cylinder and rotate it counterclockwise and then try pushing the trunk release button. You may need to use a screwdriver to assist the opening of the lock.

eurotec :

You might have to manually rotate the lock to the open position while pressing in on the button.

eurotec :

I'm not sure if I'm explaining it well enough. Let me know if you need more help with it.

JACUSTOMER-jn4iftpp- :

That is exactly the case. I'm going to try now.

eurotec :

Ok, let me know how you make out.

JACUSTOMER-jn4iftpp- :

Hi, I can't turn the key in either direction and neither can I move the boot catch with the screwdriver. I have tried to move the catch with the boot release pressed and un pressed and with the central locking off and also on.

eurotec :

Are you using a valet key?

eurotec :

Or is yours the smart key with the small blade?

JACUSTOMER-jn4iftpp- :

I am using the pull-out key from the remote/ignition control

eurotec :

Ok, most likely your tumbler is stuck from lack of use.

eurotec :

And it's not easy turning that little key.

eurotec :

Can you use a pair of pliers to help it turn. Carefully!!

eurotec :

You don't want to break it.

eurotec :

Or better yet, can you tell me if the slot is vertical or horizontal?

JACUSTOMER-jn4iftpp- :

OK I'll go and give it a try with pliers - carefully

eurotec :

Ok, don't force it. You want to turn the key to about the 10 o'clock position.

eurotec :

Then push in while holding it in that position.

JACUSTOMER-jn4iftpp- :

Brilliant thanks a lot. Boot is now shut.

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