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Welp...did the dumb thing I swore I would never do...mechanical key locked in trunk

Yeah.....feel like the title says it all. I was working on my car frustrated, electric trunk release not working because top button is blinking showing a fault, so I can not unlock the trunk with the fob or the button.....Thoughts on getting access.

-Remove bass kicker in back seat, is this possible with no trunk access?
-Call dealer and see if they can cut a mechanical key from my Vin? (I have a 2001 430 clk, so not sure if they have the records for this)
-Last resort, bust out tail light to get to the keys

If anyone knows of any other Ideas, I am more than all ears. Thank you everyone, I am pretty embarrassed about this....especially since I promised myself I wouldnt.....and now its done lol.
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Posts 1 - 4 may not work because your roof's condition is keeping the central locking system from working, but the method in post 5 will get your trunk open.


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I'm not as familiar with the W208 as I am the W209, but don't you have folding rear seats? If so, you may be able to g through the hat shelf (remove a speaker?) and reach in the release the seat latch. I know this can be done on the W209.

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I'm not as familiar with the W208 as I am the W209, but don't you have folding rear seats? If so, you may be able to g through the hat shelf (remove a speaker?) and reach in the release the seat latch. I know this can be done on the W209.
He's got a convertible, so, no folding rear seats, and no "hat shelf".

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-Call dealer and see if they can cut a mechanical key from my Vin? (I have a 2001 430 clk, so not sure if they have the records for this)
This is probably your best bet. It shouldn't be too terribly expensive, and the dealer should be able to order a mechanical key cut to your vin.

As an alternate, if your top is operable (you said it had a faulty), it may be possible to access the trunk with the top up, stopped partway through they cycle, with the top cover up, if you open the partition. As a note, you will need to close the partition again to allow the top to operate.

If your top is not currently operable, you may be able to achieve the same by operating it manually. The procedure for which is detailed in your owner's manual, as well as elsewhere here on the forum.

Good luck!
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He's got a convertible, so, no folding rear seats, and no "hat shelf".



This is probably your best bet. It shouldn't be too terribly expensive, and the dealer should be able to order a mechanical key cut to your vin.

As an alternate, if your top is operable (you said it had a faulty), it may be possible to access the trunk with the top up, stopped partway through they cycle, with the top cover up, if you open the partition. As a note, you will need to close the partition again to allow the top to operate.

If your top is not currently operable, you may be able to achieve the same by operating it manually. The procedure for which is detailed in your owner's manual, as well as elsewhere here on the forum.

Good luck!
sadly top does not work at all at the moment, no fluid (thats what i was trying to do after rebuilding the seals, before I got fed up and shut the trunk lol)

In any event, in a sad turn of events, my key got wet (salt water) and will no longer work with my car at all...so I have been forced to buy a new key for $375 dollars from benz....plus side, comes with the mechanical key lol

Moral of story, do not lock your only key in the trunk, and these smart keys do not like getting wet!!
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Well,

Glad you got everything well sorted out.

I have a very strict rule... I never, ever, under any circumstances, lay the key down in the trunk. Ever.

If it's never in the trunk, you cannot lock it in the trunk.
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In any event, in a sad turn of events, my key got wet (salt water) and will no longer work with my car at all...so I have been forced to buy a new key for $375 dollars from benz....plus side, comes with the mechanical key lol

Moral of story, do not lock your only key in the trunk, and these smart keys do not like getting wet!!
Good news is keys can be fixed, for a lot less than a new one.

Imagine how much easier you'll rest when there is an extra key hanging from the hook at home.
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