WHY CAN'T I OPEN THE TRUNK?

  • Tiny
  • ThreeMusicalNotes
  • 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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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 9:02 PM

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  • Tiny
  • cadieman
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U will need to replace the remote. Do the locks work?

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
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  • ThreeMusicalNotes
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Yes, locks work perfectly, I can also use the panic alarm from long distance.

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 9:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • ThreeMusicalNotes
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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?

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 9:59 PM
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  • saturntech9
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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.

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
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  • cadieman
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If it opens from the dash button. Youll need to buy and program a new remote.

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 10:28 PM
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  • saturntech9
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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.

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Monday, June 4th, 2012 AT 10:29 PM

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