Date registered: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2004 CLK 240 Coupe
Location: Norfolk. UK
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OK - I'll admit I'm baffled. I was not aware that the fob key could be used in the trunk. Maybe on the C220 it can.
However, my understanding is that normally the key is held 'locked' in the EIS module only when the shift stick is in D, N, and R by a locking valve/locking cam. In P, and when the key is in pos 0, the shift lock is released. There is a cable that provides mechanical linkage between the ignition switch module and the gear shift that ensures this operation.
Is the key now in pos 0, with the gear stick in P?
Failing that, as the key is now toast, can you drill into the stuck part, and fit a self-tapped screw in there? I think that the end is held in place by light spring pressure, and if it is not actually locked, you might be able to pull it clear.