This is a sad,sad tale...
Some guy reversed into me in a parking lot. Minor damage to the rear end. Had the back end repaired, all looked good again.
Couple of weeks later the battery went flat. Monitoring the battery for current drain, I found something was draining power even when everything was supposed to be off.
Suspecting the problem was caused by the repair work, I went to the trunk, pulled out the fuses of the fourth fuse box located there to see if I could isolate it. The trunk lights didn't go off, so the meter connected to the battery still showed some current drain. No problem, I shut the trunk, and lo and behold, the current drain disappeared. Sure enough, I reckoned it was something in the repair work that was messed up.
OK, went to pop the trunk.... you've guessed it. The fuses that operates the trunk lock, the roof opener and the gas cap are all in the trunk. How dumb is that???
So now I'm stuck. I even locked the user manual in there! So if anyone has any ideas how to open the trunk manually, or even how to get inside to get at the internal manual release (in the trunk) without resorting to a can opener I would most greatly appreciate it.
I've tried pulling out the back seat but it appears that there is a solid welded panel into the rear, so there is no access that way that I can see. There must be way in - what if the fuse went normally, or if the lock jammed? Any ideas please?