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My apologies, but need help

First off, let me preface this post by saying that I hate being the kind of user that signs up and starts spamming questions, but unfortunately I haven't found the answer in any of the threads I've searched and I'm a little screwed at the moment.

A little back story:
I just bought my 08 slk 280 (black on black) less than a week ago, from a non mercedes dealership. It only came with one key, with the dealer saying they would pay for another key as part of the sale of the car. However, I was unable to make it to the mercedes dealership this week to get it ordered.

Fast forward to now:
I decided to go to my parents farm (200 miles from the nearest mercedes dealership) this weekend, and I was proudly showing them my new purchase. While I had locked the car out of habit, I popped the trunk to toss something in it, and closed the trunk. Turns out I had tossed my only set of keys in the trunk as well. I call mercedes roadside assistance, turns out it had expired in february, but they authorized a someone to come out and open the passenger compartment so I could pop my trunk.
As I'm sure you all know, there is no release for the trunk in the passenger compartment, so that was kind of useless. However, after he left, he phoned me and suggested I try taking the console panel and touching the unlock button terminals with the positive on the battery for a second to kick the lock mechanism and unlock my trunk.

My question is, would that actually work? Since I am literally hours away from a dealership and have no spare, I'm a little out of options.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and again, sorry for the "I'm a newbie and need help" post

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you said they opened the passenger door correct? can you then not use the console lock unlock button?


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page 103 from owners manual

You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk from the inside using the central
locking or unlocking switch. This can be
useful, for example, if you want to lock the
vehicle before starting to drive.


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I am sure Jeff is right. By pressing the unlock button on the centre consol that should unlock the trunk !

I keep a spare metal key in a secure box under the car just in case> I had it happen to me with my MX5 Never again
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Jon,

i have been in pm mode with him for 30 minutes. a slim jim got him in but alarm went off. don't know if they had time to pop the hood or hit the unlock button. will keep this thread updated.


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doesnt matter if the alarm went off just press the unlock button anyway Or does the alarm make it inoperable ??
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update: suggested locksmith/local mb repair

he says town is small so don't know if he would trust anyone locally to unlock.

other choice to tow it to mb

suggested teleaid /mbrace enrollment but that might not be wotht the $ to enroll just to unlock

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doesnt matter if the alarm went off just press the unlock button anyway Or does the alarm make it inoperable ??
he afraid it would make car inoperable and then have to tow anyway


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here was my last thought to him:

here's a thought. if you locked yourself in your car, you would be in the same position you are in now except you are on the outside

therefore, if you could reach the lock,unlock button on the dash, you could unlock the car/trunk and be happy


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Success!!!!!!!

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You sir, are an absolute genius. every time I tried before the doors were open and the alarm was going off. I let the alarm turn off and kept both doors closed and it worked. Thank you so much!


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Yes thank you for the help, and now that this I over I look forward to becoming a contributing member instead of leeching questions
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We are glad you are here!! now go and enjoy your car and this forum of great and helpful people!


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get a metal key cut asap and keep it somewhere handy Could save you hassle in the future
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or pull that valet key out of the fob and use it as a spare.

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or pull that valet key out of the fob and use it as a spare.

Thanks everyone! I learn something new everyday on the forum!
Not sure that that works. I can't test this because my car is sitting in the pouring rain as part of a scientific experiment to test the water-tightness of Spyder headlights.

I seem to remember though that if you take the metal valet key out, that the rest of the key no longer unlocks the storage compartments, like the glove box.
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that is right and not the trunk but at least he could drive it to mb instead of having it towed!


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