I posted a question earlier regarding my 1998 SLK 230 Kompressor which may be too confusing. Anyway, can the roof be opened manually with the boot locked? I cannot open the boot to access the pull out vinyl cover inside the boot as there is something wrong with the boot lock which is preventing me from opening the boot. I'm assuming the roof won't open electrically due to the boot cover not being in position for it to operate. It could also be that the roof won't open due to the rod in the boot lock being dislodged or something. So can the roof be opened manually, bearing in mind that the boot cannot be unlocked or opened until I open the roof to gain access to the boot lock to fix it from inside the boot? During the opening process of the roof the boot has to move I think but it's locked due to whatever problem there is with the lock. Thanks in advance for any replies.