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Central locking clk 209

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by gavinmc, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. gavinmc

    gavinmc New Member

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    Hi all, my car has a flat battery i can open the drivers door using the key blade but i cannot open the bonnet. The ignition is dead. Is there a way to energise the central locking or open the bonnet with a flat battery?
     
  2. Grotbag1

    Grotbag1 New Member

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    The bonnet release is a lever under the steering column. I thought it was mechanical, not electrical?
     
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    gavinmc

    gavinmc New Member

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    so did i but it won't release, fuel cap and boot lid are also locked
     
  4. jotter22

    jotter22 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The bonnet on mine opens while the battery is flat mechanical as Grotbag has said?

    Tony.
     
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    gavinmc

    gavinmc New Member

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    just tried again the cable isn't moving just the handle is flexing it appears to be deadlocked. i'll have to try jacking it up and try to release from underneath
     
  6. PobodY

    PobodY Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My bonnet opens when the battery is flat, but not the fuel flap as you say.

    On the Nissan the cable is quite stiff; any chance it's the same problem on your CLK? Try pushing the bonnet down to take some of the pressure off the latch.
     
  7. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Mechanical, they do open without battery connected - I did this only last month on the car I was facelifting.
     
  8. Trickythemerc

    Trickythemerc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The cable or catches could have gone stiff because of the cold temperatures. Try getting another person to push down on the bonnet while you pull on the release.
     
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    gavinmc

    gavinmc New Member

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    managed it drivers front wheel and well liner managed to pull the cable from there. There is an electrical connection to it maybe alarm still cannot pull the cable from inside the car which i usually can, i will try again when battery is sorted .. Thanks for the replies
     
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    gavinmc

    gavinmc New Member

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    battery changed still can't pop bonnet cable must be frozen or knackered in the car. thanks.
     

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