Lock out of trunk

Does anyone know how to open the trunk on a 92 500SL? The push button isn't working. I've tried to probe in via the license plate light, but haven't
found the right place to push or pry. Going in from the back seat is not an option--it's all welded steel.
The alternative is go get another latch mechanism and see how it works.
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Ar you sure the trunk is unlocked? It has two lock positions - locked (period) and locking / unlocking via the central locking system.
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And isn't there a little pokey thingy on the dash or somewhere that opens the trunk from inside the kar so you don't have to get out to let the sales clerk fill your trunk with the best bubbly?
mcbrue outofbreathly in the trailer down by the river under the bridge
96 S420
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Umm... before you break out the saber saw and cutting torches, are you SURE that it is not in the valet position?
If it is similar to the trunk lock on my '94 SL, the MASTER key can be used to set or free the valet lock mechanism from this tumbler, rendering the trunk inaccessible if the valet key or even the master key's remote control is used. When set to the valet position, the MASTER key must be inserted and the tumbler reset, or you just ain't gonna' get in there!
The lock functions are as follows:
Normally, the keyslot will be at the 12 o'clock position (straight up and down).
Inserting the Master and turning CW to the detent (1 o'clock position) locks the trunk, while moving it fully CW (beyond the detent to the 2 o'clock position) sets it to valet mode.
The only way to gain access to the trunk at this point is by inserting the MASTER key and turning it back past the 1 o'clock detent, disabling the valet lock. Continue turning the key all the way CCW to the 10 o'clock position and it will unlock (the remote or valet key will not work until the tumbler has been reset in this manner).
But hey... maybe that isn't the problem and I just wasted a bunch of bandwidth!
Cheers,
Paul
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wrote:

Try www.sl107.com and do a search.
This problem has come up a couple of times on the discussion board.
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