Author Topic: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working  (Read 916 times)

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1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« on: March 08, 2024, 18:38:03 »
I can't open the trunk anymore. The lock works as it always has. When unlocked the button presses in and when locked it doesn't. It feels like the button is not connected to the latch as it operates very easily. I can't access the trunk from the area behind the seats as there's only two very small openings cut into the steel body that lead into the trunk. Is there any way of releasing the trunk latch without destroying anything? Thanks in advance for your help. 

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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2024, 19:07:28 »
Hello, i'm not sure if anyone had a solution they would post it for obvious reasons.  i think i've read that Benz Dr has a method, perhaps message him for advice

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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2024, 21:03:59 »
Dan's solution doesn't work on a 70 or later.
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2024, 21:16:04 »
Shot from the hip: can you remove the register plate lights? Would it give you access to levers?

Have you tried pushing the button while pressing trunk lid down a bit?

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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2024, 21:46:48 »
Dan's solution doesn't work on a 70 or later.

Clearly MB found a work around for my work around.  Sneaky bastids......

Very effective too.
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2024, 23:49:54 »
Dan's solution doesn't work on a 70 or later.
OP doesn't state model or year of their car.
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2024, 00:54:38 »
It's in the topic name Rodd! (maybe it was edited tho)
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2024, 17:26:49 »
I saw it in the title before I answered
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2024, 17:53:09 »
It's in the topic name Rodd! (maybe it was edited tho)
I guess when I read all the threads, I don't pay much attention to titles.
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2024, 22:24:20 »
I’d like to know if ryanpe56 got the trunk open and how?!
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Re: 1971 280 SL trunk lock not working
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2024, 22:37:22 »
If you're super curious, tap that email icon by their username and send a link to this thread.   :)
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