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Replacement of rear hatch latch.

My gl450 needs a new rear hatch latch. I have unbolted the locking mechanism and now need to detatch the emergency release cable from the inside latch located at left bottom of rear hatch window.

How do I get to this area and disconect?

Thank you

Scott

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Try from the other end ,attach a string so you can replace it.

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Purchased a gl450 under 50,000miles in April under the orginial warranty. Had a leak within the same month not oil but what appeared to be transmission fuild-took it to a local mercedes dealer was told its nothing as they check everything with no leakage noted. 4 months later no longer under warranty just alittle over 50,000 miles the clut in the transmission went out priced at over $7000. I argued w/ the dealer with the inital offer to cover only half of the price. Argued more as they covered 90% of the cost of a new transmission which costed me approx $600 w/ a warranty on the new transmissioin for another 24,000 miles or 2 years. Do you think I still need an extended warranty on the car?

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Is it from the rear " lid " door or rear passenger door ??
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you remove the handle in the center of the rear hatch. if you look closely you will see two small snap covers that hide two screws.once you do this you will see a small bar that is actuated by the solenoid from the switch. try the switch to see what way the smalll bar inside moves the use a screwdriver to complete the disconnection. hope this helps.

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