Have you locked the keys inside the trunk of your Mercedes-Benz? Maybe your key fob isn’t working, or your car battery is dead, and you are trying to unlock the trunk of your Mercedes-Benz. If your car battery is dead or the key fob remote has stopped working, you won’t be able to unlock your Mercedes-Benz or open the trunk.
In this article:
- How to open the Mercedes-Benz trunk when the battery is dead
- How to unlock the trunk when the key is not working
- Keys locked in the trunk How to open Mercedes trunk.
How to manually unlock the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz
If your Mercedes battery has died, the trunk switch or the key fob remote isn’t working; you can use this method to unlock the trunk.
Remove the metal key from the key fob. You must slide the locking tab with your thumb and pull out the metal key.
Insert the key into the trunk lock cylinder.
Turn the key until you hear the trunk pop open.
Note: Avoid jump-starting your Mercedes-Benz by connecting the jumper cables directly to the battery. Instead, use the positive jumper starter terminal located in the jumper cable.
How to open the trunk if the key isn’t working or keys are locked.
What if you started replacing the battery in the trunk and accidentally locked the keys inside? Now you are wondering how I can open the trunk. Here are a few similar scenarios.
- The car battery has died, and the battery is in the trunk.
- You lock the keys in the trunk, and the battery is dead.
- Or you tried to unlock the trunk but can’t turn the key manually.
So what do you do? Luckily, there is another way to power up your Mercedes-Benz.
Get a locksmith to open one of the doors, then follow these steps.
Release the hood by pulling on the hood release lever on the side of the dashboard.
Next, open the hood.
All Mercedes-Benz model years 2000 and newer have a jump start terminal inside the engine bay. Locate the positive jump-starting terminal if the battery is in the trunk or under the rear seat. This is how the positive jump start terminal looks on an E-Class W210.
Here is another example.
Connect a jump box positive terminal to the positive terminal and the negative jumper cable to a ground point or frame. Alternatively, instead of a jumper cable
Now you can press the Lock/Unlock buttons on your Mercedes-Benz key fob remote to unlock the car or the trunk. You can even start the car this way.