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Hardtop on 1998 SLK 230 is stuck in down positison!!!

I have a problem with my top being stuck in the down positison. How can I get it up so I can change the lift motor. Is there a way to get it up Manullay.

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If you check your limit switch next to the micro switch at the top of the right side of the wind screen you will find its sticking free it and the the roof should close

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You will have to remove the seats in the back or go through the trunk on 2 seaters to access the motor to disconnect it. if you try to force it manually you will more than likely cause more damage............please rate

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