The W123 chassis covers 240D's, 300D's, 300TD's, 280E's, and several other models of Mercedes coupes, sedans and wagons from model years 1977 to 1985.

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How to remove trunk lock barrel, w123, 240d

Hey lost my trunk lock key.

Wondering how to remove trunk lock barrel and assembly, and if that's possible without a key.

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I got in using a coat hanger, no problem there.

I just need to replace barrel.

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I got in using a coat hanger, no problem there.

I just need to replace barrel

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@stuartsmith , See their Stuart, I had full confidence you would get it! Did you go through the back seat? Have a good evening.

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No, drilled hole to gain access to lock barrel. Got in that way. Still need to find out how to remove barrel.

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@stuartsmith ,Stuart, Sorry not a lot of experienc with the the W123 lock barrel removal, did find the links below that discuss the removal and some pic's, just scroll throw them, Hope it helps.

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech...

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/tech...

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Depends how much damage your willing to put up with . If you can get into the trunk then its easily removed and without damage but if you can't then other recourse is to take a hammer and punch and force the lock in or use a sliding hammer with a screw bit inserted into the lock and pound it out. Hope this helps

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@jimfixer , Feeling a little brutish today! :-)))

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@stuartsmith , Stuart Wayne Smith , Call a local lock smith, they can get you in and make you a key while their at it. Could try removing rear seat and see what kind of access there is to flip the latch mechanism with long screw driver or you could also drill the lock out if strong arms and good drill(this of coarse will destroy lock costing$) and be careful. Good luck.

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Removing the rear seat on the w123 isn't going to get you access to the trunk unfortunately. The fuel tank is partially situated between the two. Just sharing this tidbit, that way no one has to go through the hassle of removing the seat back. That thing is atrocious to get lined back up and put back in by ones self.

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