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New member from London needs help!

Hi All

Been driving Mercs for about four years now, primarily due to my father, who keeps buying and passing them down to me. Anyway I currently have a 1998 C180 Classic, and I have a major problem.
Decided to upgrade my stereo today, so I go into the boot( trunk) and disconnect the battery. While I'm sat in the car hooking up the new system, my son closes the boot. Not good! So I decide to open the boot using the internal boot release switch, but this breaks off in my hand. Final option is the spare key. This snaps in the lock!
So I'm basically screwed. Battery disconnected, internal boot release broken and no key to open the boot manually.
I'm sure this has happened to others and I can't be the only person who is perplexed why MB would put the battery in the boot.
Anyway, any advise, help or links to similar problems would be appreciated.


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