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Unable to open my boot.does anyone lnow how i can get in there.i had a key cug but it doesn't open the boot.
thanks.its a 1976 sl 350
 

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Has it every opened with the key?

This is unfortunately a common complaint; had it myself at one time. Squirt some teflon-based lube into the lock and just patiently jiggle and attempt to turn. Squirt some more lube and keep it up. It will eventually open. Don't use WD40, oil of any kind or graphite. The graphite ended up clogging mine. Patience is the key (so to speak).
 

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Thankyou
Ive never had the boot open.i will give it a try and let you know.thankyou again
 

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It does become an issue if you do not have a working lock. Are you sure you have the correct key? Did you obtain a factory cut key from Mercedes. I have seen Mercedes do a very poor job on key cuts lately and even with the correct key code, they will not work. Not Optimum, but it is possible to drill a hole through the chrome/stainless strip and actuate the lock via a rod.
 

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Does the key turn the lock? Are you following the instructions for unlocking in the owners manual?
 

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Its a old 1976 Mercedes and the locks had been changer previously.i was wondering coild i connect air to the vacuum system and seee if i can open it that way?

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It does become an issue if you do not have a working lock. Are you sure you have the correct key? Did you obtain a factory cut key from Mercedes. I have seen Mercedes do a very poor job on key cuts lately and even with the correct key code, they will not work. Not Optimum, but it is possible to drill a hole through the chrome/stainless strip and actuate the lock via a rod.
There is a less destructive place to drill. It is not as destructive and hidden a little.
 
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