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I'm locked out of the trunk of my 1996 Mercedes C280. I

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I'm locked out of the trunk of my 1996 Mercedes C280. I purchased the car used, it apparently ahd deer damage to the trunk, and the trunk lid was replaced, so the blade key does not fit the lock. I only noticed this after the electrical system suddenly developed a fault and the ignition lock locked me out and set the alarm.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question
That year did not come with an emergency release inside the trunk as they were not mandated until a few years later. So with a key that doesnt fit the lock cylinder, you will need to have it drilled out and new lock cylinder that tumblers are keyed to your key.
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