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S280 1994, battery has gone flat, drivers door lock is damaged so cannot gain entry to car

May s280 has been standing for six months, the main battery has gone flat, drivers door lock was damaged 10 years ago so it cannot be opened with the key, the only way i can normally open it is with the remote alarm (scorpion) this has a new battery in, i have connected a battery to the alternator to try and feed power to the battery, this still did`nt work, the main battery is in the boot of the car and the key won`t open the boot either, please help

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SOURCE: clk230 - flat battrey in boot -- how to open

From memory here is what you do turn the lock with the key once turned push the lock in ,Can't remember if it is clock wise or anti clock wise

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How to get into car when battery is flat?

hello i have an e- class electric key which maybe the same, if it is :- if you look at your key you will see a rough nobly curve near the silver edge of silver with a hole in it, push the rough bit up, and pull out a sketeton key.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Mercedes-Benz 230clk coupe 1998 with dead battery

I had same problem with my 2002 CLK430. Dead battery with car locked. You can't open doors with the mechanical key (inside remote key), as windows need power to slide down slightly to allow clearance, so you can't access the hood release. The answer is to insert the mechanical key in the key hole for the trunk (boot). It will only go in one way, with the slightly larger grip part down. I found it easiest to turn with a pair of flat nosed pliers. Turn counterclockwise to the left to to the 11 o'clock position. Then push the release in and the trunk will open. Battery is located in the right rear quarter under the flooring panel that also covers spare tire. Hook up charger or jumper cables and power will come back on, as will alarm. To disable, just push the unlock button on the remote key. You should be good to go from here!

Posted on May 18, 2009

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you should be able to get in the trunk with a key.. I know the new car batteries are in the trunk, not sure if yours is. You may have to call a tow truck. They have tools to address this

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: C180 Auto car doors not responding to remote commands from key

tried to reset remote by putting the key in the ignition then turn to start, remove key and press down on the remote key open botton for 30 seconds facing the sensor. then tried to start, but wont start. light on the remote key flashes for a second when button is pushed down for 30 secs when trying to reset. Remote opens car but will not start it. got it to work other times by just reseting remote,but no such lock anymore. what can i do to get it working again?

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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But you will need desengage the little bar at the Lock cylinder.
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Try to open de hood Pulling the hood realese cable.
From the grill.

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Get a Flat screw driver, and try to insert between the door and body At the upper right corner of the door. Driver side.
If your Radio Anntena is Solid and you can remove easy.
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