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I am locked out of my trunk. The trunk latch on my 65 230SL failed to "pop" back out at last use. The key inserts but turns only 2/3's of the normal rotation and the latch won't open. Anyone know how to get me into my trunk. I think I'm destine to have the lock drilled out. Any advise?
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Hey you can usually drill a small hole on the left side under the molding and push the latch. I have done this on 108 s and a 113 s. you remove the single screw holding the molding (by the lic light ) and wigle pry (with care)the molding out from under the lock and off the taillight. at this piont drill a 6mm hole ( that will be covered by the molding ) and push striker,the lock in. after it is open three phillips removes the striker and 2, 9mm nuts hold the lock assembly. good luck
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