Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Big Easy
Vehicle: 1998 SLK 230, left seat driver, 41 k miles
Other Toys: MOUNTAIN BIKE, ROAD BIKE & CANONDALE
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Need 98 trunk measurement, did dumb thing
I was having a trunk lock problem. Diagnosed as locking bar spring return issue. Pulled lock bar to lube spring and connections. Started to rain, closed the lid. You know the rest, latch locked, no connection to key lock. I Bought an E-bay replacement latch so I have the latch dimensions. I need the exact vertical height from the trunk lower lip (below the license plate) to the interior horizontal sheet metal the latch attaches to at the latch bottom.
I want to drill a 1/4" or so hole behind the license plate to insert a rod and trigger the latch to open.
Any help is appreciated.