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Old 05-19-2012, 08:51 AM
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The vac mechanism is not attached.

I tried drilling it yesterday with no luck so far. How far do you have to drill to get it to open? How big a drill?
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:08 AM
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The vac mechanism is not attached.

I tried drilling it yesterday with no luck so far. How far do you have to drill to get it to open? How big a drill?
Did you post to the wrong thread? Drilling is breaking, not what this post is about. Did you try my method? Once you get the cover off, it's a breeze. You don't need bamboo, use an 8 ft long furring strip.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:31 AM
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I used a large drill bit that took out the entire round center part that you put the key in. Then when you stick your finger in you will feel a little lever arm that when you push, will open the trunk. I had to do this on a couple parts cars I bought.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:04 PM
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Did you post to the wrong thread? Drilling is breaking, not what this post is about. Did you try my method? Once you get the cover off, it's a breeze. You don't need bamboo, use an 8 ft long furring strip.
Did I misunderstand? the vac mechanism must be attached for it to work, I thought.
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You misunderstood. The hook in the furring strip is what you use to pull the normally vacuum actuated rod out of the locking area.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:57 PM
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or drive a nail into the end of the furring strip, or a long enough wooden pole.
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open 300d trunk without damage-option 2

I couldn't get this to work. Fortunately, there is another easy option. On the inside just in front of where the key lock is on the outside there are two holes. Inside these holes are two 10mm nuts holding the lock on. Using and many socket extensions as necessary, remove the two nuts and the lock will fall off. Then it is easy to stick your finger in the hole and move the lever and open the trunk. Clive
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:27 PM
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Any tips for a w126?
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1985 300CD-T trunk seemingly unopenable but got it!

Once again, you wonderful people deliver!

I have owned my 1985 300CD-T for many years, had it apart many times and YET, I never knew that there was an emergency trunk lock release underneath the rear seat behind the driver's seat. Doggone amazing!

I've attached two explanatory pictures.

My sincerest thanks and deep gratitude for the help provided here that was so incredibly useful to me!!
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