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Hello,

I'm a newbie here but have had my C43 AMG for a few years now. I don't use it very much these days.

I went to use it yesterday and couldn't unlock the doors. I have 2 remotes for it and neither worked.

Any ideas ???

Cheers, Mike
 

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Hello and welcome Mike,, you have a charging point under the bonnet where you can connect a charger, this will enable the remote locking and give you access to the battery in the boot to charge it.

We are getting to the faulty battery season now
 
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Have you tried the blade key??

Sounds like a flat battery!

Welcome to the forums

Blimmey, thanks for the quick responses peeps.

Complete idiot here, yes, I have a blade key but for the life of me I can't see where it goes. The only place where there seems to be a manual lock is the boot lid.

Televison: I started the beast a couple of weeks back as I do quite often. It had a new battery less than a year ago. OK, it may well be flat. Does the lever at the front of the bonnet also unlock the bonnet too ???

Thanks again, Mike
 

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They key blade will,or should fit in either front door handle to open the car. the bonnet lever will not open the boot, and this can only be done via the key blade or remote.

If you can open the boot,then you have access to the battery.

Batteries can fail and have a cell go down,,and the first signs of cold weather will bring these problems up. House brand batteries seem to fail much quicker than known brands like Exide,Bosch,Varta, Lucas etc.

The thing to do is to charge it up and see,,you could do a current check to make sure that you have no drain some where, though this is not common on a 202 if your car is that
 

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Mike,
Is the car garage stored (mains power available)? If so, investing in a battery conditioner would be good. My 968 gets parked for long periods occasionally - longest I remember was 10 weeks - but I keep a conditioner connected to the battery, with the tailgate closed over the wires, and she starts first time every time. I've replaced the battery once in the 11 years I've had the car. I think a reasonable conditioner would be about £20-30.
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I started the beast a couple of weeks back

yup, flat battery. a fully charged battery will only last 2 months. a partially charged one is anyone's guess.
 

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum,
Always nice to see another C43 owner join,
The lock(s) in the door handles have a blanking plug fitted to them, which can simply be pryed out by the key blade.
 


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