Mechanics

WHY CAN'T I OPEN THE TRUNK?

2002 Mercedes Benz C230 • 120,000 miles

The trunk of my 2002 C230 opens only with metal key or emergency button. Somehow, I'm not able to unlock the trunk from the remote, but I need to switch the key in and then press the latch. Any idea what the problem could be?
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ThreeMusicalNotes
June 4, 2012.




U will need to replace the remote. Do the locks work?
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Cadieman
Jun 4, 2012.
Yes, locks work perfectly, I can also use the panic alarm from long distance.

Tiny
ThreeMusicalNotes
Jun 4, 2012.
I forgot to mention I bought the car used and I was never able to open the trunk without key. Is it possible to be some fuse misfunction?

Tiny
ThreeMusicalNotes
Jun 4, 2012.
I wouldnt just go replacing the remote before you test it a lot of auto parts store like auto zone have remote testers on there parts counters. You test for a signal coming from the remote while you press each button. That would be a expensive guess.

Saturntech9
Jun 4, 2012.
If it opens from the dash button. Youll need to buy and program a new remote.

Cadieman
Jun 4, 2012.
I would think they would use a solenoid to release the trunk when the remote so theres another possibilty there so please check the remote to make sure its bad.

Saturntech9
Jun 4, 2012.

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