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Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician
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How can I open my gas tank when the key is not working?

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How can I open my gas tank when the key is not working?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 12 months ago.
Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I normally log in after 3 pm central. Please make sure to let me know exactly what is needed from me so I can provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service. Is this one of those locking caps purchased aftermarket?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm not sure what is the question
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I guess no...
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 12 months ago.
You wrote "How can I open my gas tank when the key is not working?"Ford vehicles do not come with gas caps that require a key. So I wrote "Is this one of those locking caps purchased aftermarket?"
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
This is a Mercedes Benz E500 2003
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Not a ford
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 12 months ago.
Your in the wrong category, I will opt out and move your post.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
24 hrs... Yea right!!!
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
You told me in minutes now it's hours!!!!
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
Hello, i can help you get the fuel door open, sorry you got stuck in the wrong category, are you still needing help?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It is saying that the display defected.. What can I do?
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
ok again sorry for what happened earlier, so you can access the back of the element for the fuel door lock, ok hold on
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
display defective is a totally different issue, lets start at the top, what all is going on with the car?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I want to text
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The trunk won't open, the gas gage won't read, the signal light won't work
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The light in the trunk won't come on
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The smart key won't work anymore
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
ok, all of those issues are related to the rear fuse box, was the car jump started or anything before this happened? if you have the metal key inside of your plastic key we can get into the trunk.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Yes we jumped started it but in the process we miss the positive from the negative
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
yes I have it
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
ok that is what i was thinking , that is ok we can still fix this, it may cost a little but we can fix it, so give me a minute to get up the wiring diagrams, also i will tell you how to open the trunk,hang on a minute
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I know how to open the trunk with the key
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
insert the key and turn it to the left in the trunk lock, while you are holding it to the left at the same time pull the trunk handle it will pop the trunk open
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
i am a slow typer :)
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I open it
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
one we get the trunk open we need to get a test light to check to see how many fuses blew, pull up the spare tire cover, you will see fuses in front of the battery in a block box as well as red wires coming out of it. do you have a test light?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No I don't have that light
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
ok. i am here
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
did you see all the red wires i am talking about?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
So what do I do?
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
well you need a test light to see what fuses are blown in that rear black fuse box in front of the battery, then most likely you need to replace the fuse if available or replace the whole fuse block from a dealer. best case scenario just that fuse block was damaged and not the others.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok let me try that
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 12 months ago.
ok , but that is your issue, let me know if you need anything else, please give me time to get back to you as i am always not at the computer but i try to be., Lou P. Please take a second and click the stars at the top of the screen to rate me so i may receive my credit , 5 stars is ideal , please request me in the future.Keep in mind then when you rate it does not end our conversation. you can still return here to me for follow up information if needed, Lou P.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.
have you had any luck?
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.
hello checking back to make sure you made out ok. please let me know if there is anything i can help with and if you were satisfied with my answers. thanks, ***** *****