Question about 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

1 Answer

My battery is completely dead and I am trying to open the trunk to get to the battery, but the manual operation won't work

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 359 Answers

That model of car should have fold down seats in the rear I believe its a 60/40 split seat. Locate the handle to release the seat, and once done if you have room there should be a cord, or pull handle in the trunk to pop it open. Most cars have these now so if someone throws you in the trunk you can escape. The other option is to run some jumper cables to the battery through the back seat and hit your button on the console to pop the trunk, and just disconnect them after you pop it and go about your mission.

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My battery is dead in my Saab 9-3, I want to manually open the trunk.


if the battery is completely dead... there is a way to open the trunk from the inside. it involves putting the rear seat down. in the middle under the back window theres an emergency rear seat release. lower the seat, and then pull emergency trunk release on the top of the trunk door. hope this helped.

Aug 03, 2016 | Saab Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I open the trunk of 2010 jaguar xf if the car is completely dead?


My Genesis has the battery in the trunk and the owners manual shows using the key hidden in the FOB and using the keyhole under the trunk lid. Why does your key "blade" not work?

Jun 05, 2014 | 2010 Jaguar XF 5.0

1 Answer

How to open trunk without key WHEN BATTERY IS DEAD I TRIED THE CIGERTE LIGHTER JUMPER CABLES IT DID NOT WORK I HAVE A 04 LINCOLN LS


Read my other post to your other question

If the doors are open,drop the back right seat back,
& crawl into trunk & pull the yellow release tab

OBD2 Vehicles do not use the lighter for battery voltage,
that was obd 1 systems ,the power is in the diagnostic connecter
by your right knee,need adapter to use battery KAM memory
back -up

The seat may only be released from the trunk--.have to check my 2004 LS

Feb 07, 2013 | 2004 Lincoln LS

2 Answers

I have a dead battery and can't get the trunk open. How do I get my 02 jaguar started?


The trunk latch is operated by a solenoid which it requires power to operate. since the battery is flat then it won't work. I'm not sure where the positive terminal is under the hood but you can connect the positive lead to the alternator wire terminal, and the negative lead can be connected any where on the engine.
Good luck......

Jun 05, 2011 | Jaguar X-Type Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1996 jag xjs , the battery is dead , I need to jump start it but the trunk won't open ,battery in the trunk , can it be jumped from under the hood ? and why won't the trunk open even with a key ?


The trunk latch is operated by a solenoid which it requires power to operate. since the batery is flat then it won't work. I'm not sure where the positive terminal is under the hood but you can connect the positive lead to the alternator wire terminal, and the negative lead can be connected any where on the engine.
Good luck......

May 21, 2011 | Jaguar XJS Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dead battery located in trunk,remote won't open trunk,how to manually open trunk


I am not a Jaguar guy, but usually when the battery is in the trunk, there is a connection under the hood where you can attach jumper cables. Power the car from there with a donor battery to make the trunk release work.
Failing that, try one of those trickle chargers that works through the lighter outlet in the car.

Jan 29, 2011 | Jaguar XK Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Alarm wont work and car is completely death no lights no latches working ,, and manual is lock in trunk and cant open it


Your battery is dead and it is also in the trunk. The truck is electrically opened. Go to the local auto part store or walmart and buy a charger that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Once the battery charges a little, you can pop the trunk, get the manual, replace the battery, etc.

Nov 23, 2009 | 1997 Porsche Boxster

1 Answer

My husband's BMW has a dead battery or alternator problem. I was trying to jump it, but cannot get into the trunk to get to the battery as the manual operation with the master key is not working. When I...


if after unlocking and pushing the button to open not working if it has the back seats that fold down to allow long things to be put in trunk you can look for the manual trunk release. it should be illuminated in the dark

Oct 25, 2009 | 2002 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

BATTERY ON VEHICLE IS DEAD. ABLE TO OPEN DOORS


use your ignition key to open the trunk, the key hole is hidden just under the opening button and to the right side

Oct 10, 2009 | 2003 Jaguar S-Type

2 Answers

Trunk wont open


can you not open the bonnet?

Sep 21, 2009 | 1997 Jaguar XJ6

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Logo

157 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercedes-Benz Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75117 Answers

Michael Contreras
Michael Contreras

Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Mercedes-Benz Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...