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Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician
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MY 2005 SLK AMG TRUNK IS STUCK I RESET THE U STRIKER WHEN IT

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MY 2005 SLK AMG TRUNK IS STUCK I RESET THE U STRIKER WHEN IT WOULDN'T CATCH NOW IT BINDS WITH PRESSURE
THE KEY FOB MOVES THE LOCK (A CLICKING SOUND) BUT THE TRUNK STILL WON'T OPEN I TRIED THE MANUAL KEY IN THE TRUNK AND NO LUCKIS THE ONLY WAY TO CUT A HOLE IN THE BACK OF THE TRUNK BY THE LICENSE PLATE AND REACH IN TO FREE THE MECHANICAL LOCK FROM THE U TYPE STRIKER ? THERE APPEARS TO BE NO ELECTRICAL OR BATTERY PROBLEM
JA: The Mercedes Mechanic's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: key is fine and turns fine in the trunk socket Car drives fine and steering wheel is ok
JA: What is the model of your '05 Mercedes?
Customer: SLK AMG
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: USED MANUAL KEY IN TRUNK AND MOVED TRUNK LID UP AND DOWN WITH NO LUCK PRESSED THE MANUAL RELEASE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRUNK
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I ADJUSTED THE U STRIKER BEFORE THE PROBLEM STARTED AS THE TRUNK WOULD NOT STAY SHUT THIS ADJUSTMENT PROBABLY CAUSED THE PROBLEM (THE TRUNK WILL NOT OPEN) AS I PROBABLY OVER ADJUSTED THE U STRIKER THAT FITS INTO THE MECHANICAL MECHANISM
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and i will do my best to assist you.I am going over your story now and will reply back soon with some info,thanks!

Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 3 months ago.

ok so just to be on the same page, for the rear lock , insert the key, turn it to the left to 11 oclock and while its turned , pull the trunk release handle on the trunk and it should pop open manually. let me know if this works.