98 E320 Wagon, Tailgate won't release with remote or keys - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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Exclamation 98 E320 Wagon, Tailgate won't release with remote or keys

Hello everybody!! As I was driving my wagon, my son who was in the third seat tried to open the tailgate but was unsuccesful. Now the trunk will not be released with the remote or the mechanical key. The key turns to the right only, but not to the left.

Any suggestion? I tried to remove the rear panel of the tailgate but with no success.

Please help.
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Try asking on the W210 forum, you'll find us in the sedans section. There are several knowledgeable wagon owners there. In the meantime, don't those have a childproof safety lock mechanism that your son might have switched to the on position?

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