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W115 220D /8--rear doors will not open


I have just acquired a 1971 220D that has been in storage for the past 11 years. The car is in excellent condition and complete with all books and bill of sale. The only issue that I have yet to resolve is why the rear doors and trunk will not open. The doors appear to be unlocked, but the release from the inside or the outside do not work. Same with the trunk. The key fits and turns the trunk cylinder, but when it is pushed, it goes in but will not open. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: W115 220D /8--rear doors will not open

With trunk lid,turn the key to the left and push hard while lifting the lid,it's not designed to open like other cars and the seal may be stuck.The rear doors, It may just be neccesary to have some one work the handle outside while you push inside with your feet.The pin in the lock has probably stuck.Doin't kicjk the door,just apply pressure.i haver struck the same problem on a '66 that had been sitting for 20 odd years and the back seat had never been used.
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