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Old 05-03-2001, 02:42 PM
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1990 300CE trunch lock intermittently works. When it doesnot work I have to push down hard, sometimes bank on the lid, and then push to button to open. I have made adjustments up and down to no avail. Does this mean the lock needs replacing.
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Old 05-03-2001, 05:14 PM
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Try using a lube. I would suggest a teflon of some sort. Be sure and use it sparingly though! I had the same problem with my C-class trunk, and that cleared the problem. Good luck, and DON'T use WD-40!!
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Old 05-03-2001, 05:22 PM
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Nylon and rubber lubricant worked wonders for my boot lock!It also mended the electric aerial and made the electric windows twice as fast and run more smoothly-fantastic stuff!!!
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