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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I can not open the boot of my 1999 SLK 230. I have unlocked

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I can not open the boot of my 1999 SLK 230.
I have unlocked the central locking, and turned the key in the boot anti clockwise but still can not open the boot. Help
By the way.. I love my car.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.


if the boot handle is recessed, try pushing gently onto the boot lid whilst turning the key back and forth

usually you can get it to 'pop' in this case

what can casue this to happen is water collecting inside the Pneumatic pump that runs the locks

and the MB 'fix' for this issue is to unbolt the pump and fix it back in place but upside down to prevent water collection