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Vehicle: 1990 230E Mercedes
Location: Liverpool
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Exclamation Key/central locking wont open boot of 1990 230e Merc

Greetings all,

First time poster but have read a few helpful reviews on this forum but none to help me with my issue unfortunately.

I have a 1990 230 E Automatic. The problems first started when the central locking failed. The only way I could lock all doors via central locking was by putting the key into the boot lock and locking the boot. This would then lock the boot and also lock all other doors (including petrol cap and glove box)

Then one day the boot no longer locked or unlocked all the central locking. This meant I had to manual lock each doors. However as the central locking was now obsolete it meant that I could not open the petrol tank. I took it to a mechanic who "disabled the central locking for the petrol tank via accessing it through the boot".

All was ok BUT THEN, being Irish and living in Liverpool I got drunk one night and lost the key in the taxi home. I did have a spare key but this was a "chauffer" style key, meaning it starts the ignition, and opens car doors but does not open the boot or glove box.

Through a company in Liverpool I managed to open another key, they used the chauffer style key and managed to cut the original key. It starts the ignition, opens doors, turns the glovebox BUT WILL NOT open the boot!!

I have bought some WD-40 in the hope that I can spray away and it should loosen the lock?

Any help and I will buy you a pint if your ever in Liverpool!!!!!

Cheers in advance.

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