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Top is stuck down on mercedes slk 250

Top will not raise

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SOURCE: 1999 slk Mercedes Hydralic leak

The pumps rarely need replacing.

SLK top leaks are almost always caused by one (or more) of three hydraulic cylinders in a system of five cylinders. These three are the small latch cylinder located under the headliner, and the two larger cylinders that raise and lower the top located just behind both seats. The rod seals in all three are made using a proprietary material that is designed to break down over time. The other two cylinders in the system that raise and lower the trunk almost never go bad. This is because they are designed using the time tested Nitrile rubber O-rings, not the Novathan material that are in the other three.

Also, the SLK hardtop mechanical pivot points are notorious for needing to be greased every couple of years. When they stick, it seams as the pump does not have enough power to raise the top. Some times the pump gets blamed for symptoms that pertain to other problems.

Mark Andrews

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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

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

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Mercedes slk roof problem

hi,seem only adjustment of micro switch,but you need a tester(handheld tster) only a dealer have,

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: '03 SLK 230 top wont close - stuck half way open

first thing I would try, disconnect the battery to the car for a minute, then reconnect it. that may correct your problem.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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Must be the ASR control module

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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My roof on my mercedes slk goes up ok but the windows stay down and the swich flashes


The micro switches for the hard top latches are bad and not sending a closed signal to the control module. When they stop working the control module doesn't know the top is closed so it doesn't raise the windows. Those micro switches are known to go bad. I have changed quite a few of them before.

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1999 mercedes benz slk hard top some times wont open and some time gets stuck down


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I have a 1999 mercedes SLK the top had to be manually raised and now theres a terrible rattle. Any suggestions what it could be?


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Jul 25, 2010 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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'03 SLK 230 top wont close - stuck half way open


first thing I would try, disconnect the battery to the car for a minute, then reconnect it. that may correct your problem.

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My 1999 slk's roof wont go down it gets as far as the boot lid opning then it stops you can still hear the pump and motor but the roof dont go down, but then sometimes it works just fine, (when its...


This symptom almost always points to a mechanical issue, not an electrical one. The SLK hardtop is notorious for needing to be lubricated every couple of years. Here is a link with directions and photos:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170-slk-class/1426014-lubing-vario-roof-pics-1-krytox.html

Sticking joints are the most common culprit to intermittent raising and lowering problems. Once those have been lubricated and that has been checked off the list, then consider looking into electrical issues.

The moisture from the rain may be helping to lubricate these joints and that might be why it works fine in the rain...

Mark Andrews

Jun 22, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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1999 slk Mercedes Hydralic leak


The pumps rarely need replacing.

SLK top leaks are almost always caused by one (or more) of three hydraulic cylinders in a system of five cylinders. These three are the small latch cylinder located under the headliner, and the two larger cylinders that raise and lower the top located just behind both seats. The rod seals in all three are made using a proprietary material that is designed to break down over time. The other two cylinders in the system that raise and lower the trunk almost never go bad. This is because they are designed using the time tested Nitrile rubber O-rings, not the Novathan material that are in the other three.

Also, the SLK hardtop mechanical pivot points are notorious for needing to be greased every couple of years. When they stick, it seams as the pump does not have enough power to raise the top. Some times the pump gets blamed for symptoms that pertain to other problems.

Mark Andrews

Mar 21, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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