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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Smile key wont fit in trunk lock

The key does not fit in the trunk look on my C180 from 1996 (sedan).
It fit in the hole, but it is like it needs to get in 1 more centimeters extra to be able to unlock and lock.

I have tried to blow with air compressor and sprayed oil, but it doesn´t work.

Have you any ideas on what I can do to fix it?

Best regards / Vilhelm

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Might be that lock needs to be replaced. But I would try some other oils or lubricants before doing that. Try something like white lithium grease or powdered graphite. Plus there are products (Locktite I think is one of them).

Is it cold where you are now? It might be only frozen water in there and for that you can heat the key with a butane lighter and then insert it to melt the ice.

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