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What is that part of the car called?

I just got my mercedes, and I am trying to figure out ways to get in the trunk, by way of seat removal, I have searched all over the place but I don't know what it is called the wall behind the seats of a 1999 SLK230. Is there a way to remove that and possibly get into the trunk. Reason for this is I have tried many different methods to get the trunk open, but no success. I don't want to take it to a dealer because I can't afford the MB dealer. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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moving to the r170 general discussion section

The diy section is for already made diys
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rear panel part 10 good luck getting through there

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Thanks that helps me out more than you know, do you know if that is removable?
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no mate its not you cant get in that way
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Sometimes it's called a rear firewall...

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well that puts a damper on everything now
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Did you lock your keys in the trunk? Or has the trunk latch malfunctioned?
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I bought the car that way, with the trunk problem, thinking I could get it opened, because the seller said a week ago that everything was working fine, but when a buyer was looking at the car he must have pulled something and since last week it doesn't open, so now the trunk doesn't open and the top doesn't go down, all I hear is something like a motor working when I try to open the top with the switch. I have tried turning the key to the left and trying to open the trunk but no good. Also I know that the top was working before that other buyer touched it, because of the photos the guy showed me on his phone with the date stamps.
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There is a way to manually open and close the top, so I can't imagine why there wouldn't be a way to get the trunk open.

Keys won't work?
Console lock won't unlock it?


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Please please please tell me how to manually open the top, because if I could get the top open there is a point when the trunk opens up and then the top starts to open also, I could get a look inside to see what maybe is stopping the trunk from opening
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Someone will respond but have you searched, top right, 'open roof manually' or checked your manual?


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Thanks, but all the instructions say that the trunk must be opened to have access to the hydraulics pressure release screw
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Someone will respond but have you searched, top right, 'open roof manually' or checked your manual?
Hmmm... sounds like a failed lock. Although you should be able to unlock it manually by inserting the key... Jeff, I know you pulled the leapyfish's signature where he had all links for roof troubleshooting a day or so ago. Still have that link?
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Jeff, Thank you sir!

Bakim, check this link for Emergency Top Operation:
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Thanks JaysonM, but unfortunately I can't even get my top moving because I feel there is some kind of obstruction inside of the trunk. Preventing the trunk from opening and also not allowing me to operate the top, opening or closing. I don't know what the previous owner did to this car for the top to not work. Right now I am feeling like pulling out the license plate and cutting a hole in that area to stick my hand in there to feel for a release spring, and then welding the piece back on again as a last resort. We will see I have not given up yet. I will get this trunk open, to correct this problem.
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Have you tried putting the top up!
Press the roof switch forwards instead of rearwards?


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Have you tried putting the top up!
Press the roof switch forwards instead of rearwards?
Try to follow leapyfish's advice and hold the switch as if you're closing the roof, then try to open the trunk with your key manually.
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