Date registered: Aug 2010
Vehicle: Lots of collector cars from the 50's to present
Location: Palm Springs
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I bought a 2" inch drill saw with the bit in the middle. It takes only a little pressure to go through the entire two layers of the plastic, the lid and license plate cover. If your car is black then it's a no brainier, they will come pre-painted in black or silver and maybe some other colors. Sometimes you can order your part repainted. I just put a special adhesive in the hole and put in the body plug and covered it with the license plate, no big deal. You must drill right above the bottom license plate screw hole just to the right on the left side. Do not push hard or go deep, the hole will come within 10 seconds of starting. It's thin material. You will see the rod. Pull it and the trunk will open. Remember the drill saw bit if you buy a 1 inch will make a 1/14 " hole and you can use needle nose pliers to get to the rod, pull up and it's open. The pull the carpet off and remove the unit. I made the mistake of buying a 2" cutter and it made the hole 2 1/4 " hole. I moved my Serial number decal out of the way so to leave it in tact and put it back afterwards. Its not covered under car insurance, sorry. The bit is about 10.00 and that is all it costs to get into your trunk.
I would however call the MBZ guy to come out he might be able to get into the trunk without all of this. Mine was my stupid mistake, I put the rod back too long and no matter what I did the key nor the mechanic could get in other than me cutting the hole and it was screwing up my electric closure and messing with the hinges, I had no other options.
Last edited by 2006CL600; 09-19-2012 at 08:28 AM.