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Hi Folks,
My 07 SLK280 gas tank cover is stuck. I can hear the cover solenoid click when I press keyfob to open doors but now cover would not open.


It has been intermittent before but this happened before I could get to sorting it out.


Any info for manual release from e trunk please? Thanks.
 

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Hi, I had the same problem last year. I sprayed wd40 liberally all around the cap left it an hour and then it opened. Sprayed again into the hinges and gave it a clean up and it's been fine ever since. Hope this works for you it's worth a try.:grin:
 

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supposed to be a manual release in the trunk I believe...
 

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Thanks All.
Liberal amount of WD40 on the left and side ofthe tank cover did the trick as recommended by Geoffo.
The tank cover has a plastic projection with a hole. A solenoidactuated plunger slides in this hole to lock the cover. I recommended that thisplunger and the hole in the projection is greased to prevent this occurring ata gas station when you are out of gas.
Agreed rhartson- cannot understand why there is no form of manualrelease from inside the trunk. Cheers.
 

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Thanks All.
Liberal amount of WD40 on the left and side ofthe tank cover did the trick as recommended by Geoffo.
The tank cover has a plastic projection with a hole. A solenoidactuated plunger slides in this hole to lock the cover. I recommended that thisplunger and the hole in the projection is greased to prevent this occurring ata gas station when you are out of gas.
Agreed rhartson- cannot understand why there is no form of manualrelease from inside the trunk. Cheers.
Glad I could help. It's nice to give something back
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