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Old 07-27-2005, 04:25 PM
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HELP!! - 2000 Mercedes CLK 200 - Battery Dead, and cant get Trunk / Boot open!

Hi All,

I need help.
I have a 2000 CLK 200 (RHD)

I have been away for a few months, and the battery has gone completely flat - the only way to get into the car is by using a key to unlock the door.

To make matters worse, the battery is located in the boot, and I cannot get into the boot to open it
I think the previous owner has damaged the boot lock, and it does not open at all with the keys (I have never had to use the key to open boot before -always been electronic).

What can i do? Is there any other way to "jumpstart" or "tap into" the battery from another part of the car - Only for 10 seconds whilst I hit the boot release button?

Your help will be much appreciated


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Old 07-27-2005, 05:18 PM
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Try one of those charger sets that hook into the cigar lighter, your ignition has to be on in order for the circuit to complete to the battery. This should give you some time to get the trunk lock to activate. Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for the tip.

Have tried this already.

The problem is, if the battery is completely flat, the car does not allow the ignition switch to turn ...

It doesnt allow me to turn the ignition key at all
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:28 PM
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Well, then you are going to have to get in the trunk, and if the manual lock is not working you can remove the license tag light between the lock button and the middle of the trunk, fish around in there for the release bar and slide it to unlock the trunk. I have never tried this on a CLK, only on an SL, but I think the locks should be simiar. There really is another way, you could probably hook power up to the ground of the car and the positive terminal of the starter to charge or replace power from the battery. This might work as well, but be very careful as to not short it out. Also there may be locations for your electrical and alarm components under the front floor of the passenger side, remove the plastic panel and there is a large positive continual power junction there as well. Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:40 PM
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Thanks - I really appreciate all your help/

I am based in the UK, and have a RHD car.

Is this positive power junction on the drivers, or passengers side of my car.

And, which wire do I hook up my jump leads to.

Is there anywhere I can hook up a battery to in the engine compartment? Maybe that could avoid me ripping up the carpets?

Sanjay
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:41 PM
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how to jump the trunk battery?

Hook up the RED jumper cable (positive lead) to the starter terminal post. Connect the Black (negative) cable to the engine metal somewhere. That should give you enough voltage to open the thrunk, maybe even start the car.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:30 PM
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Uh Oh...!

Hi Guys,

I had this exact problem and the positive to the jump box and negative to the chassis worked fine but...

I got power to the car and unlocked the boot fine, i then charged the battery over night and now when i turn on the ignition i get all the warning lights come on and the accelerator does not rev the engine when i put my foot down !

Any ideas please im hoping nothing too bad has happened from the jump start!

Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:27 PM
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Help!!!!

any ideas please guys? i cant move my car!

Any help is much appreciated XD
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:39 PM
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Don't know much about CLK200, but without overt codes, I'd try doing a throttle relearn.

Key on engine off, wait a minute, key off, wait a bit and start it and try it again.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:49 AM
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Nope, still nothing any other ideas?
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:31 AM
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Ok... now i get the ESP light come on when i turn the ignition on but i cant rev past tick over... i think this is a common problem but not sure if anyone can advise any suggestions as to what to do in my situation...? If not il have to pay 100 quid to get an engineer out tomo

Please help!
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:54 PM
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E350 battery dead

2006 e350 19k
battery was dead, use long metal key in the main key on end move
lock and key pulls out push in trunk lock and turn trunk key , pull up its open and replace battery, under trunk cover right side diy
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:17 AM
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So basically it turns over but doesn't start. Is that right? When was the last time it ran?
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