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Hi,
I am aware of the magnetic? circular rubber thing visible left side with trunk lid open which releases and activates the trunk lid opening and and shutting....At the moment I have to really swing the trunk lid to get it to stay shut- can i adjust or lube something to get it to engage the way it should i.e. by just letting the lid fall?
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Darragh
 

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"NEW OWNER" of a 1991 SL 500 weekend toy. Hope I don't go broke maintaining it!
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The top latch (U shaped thingey) should be adjustable. Mine has two bolts which can be loosened to reposition the latch. Try that. I have the same issue with my hood, one side unlatches - the other side does not.
 

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Thanks,
My hood had too much give when closed - i adjusted the adjusters easily and all is secured - i don't see any adjusters for the trunk>>
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Hi Daragh,iresfrank has the same boot release as me - old school analog, yours is the newer electronic one. Everyone else seems to ask Bob Terry!
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Did you fix this okay? Mine was the same, really had to slam it which never seemed right to me for this type of car. Turns out the close assist wasn't working. Now I just have to click the boot down and the close assist pulls it shut and latches it. Same with the doors too.
 

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Hi knights19,
Thanks for the reply
Is the 140 like the 129 in that way? I don't have any door assist that I know of- what did you have done to fix the assist?
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Mine had a bad connection on the assist pump which is in the boot. I didn't know mine had the assist until I happened to read it in the handbook!
 
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