Question about 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK
How to get at the hydraulic cylinder in the hard top
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: slk 230
The hydraulic cylinder lines are designed to not be removable from the cylinder. There have been people who have done it, me, but it requires redesigning the attachment point. Not for the novice. If you are replacing the part, the new one comes with the lines attached. You must remove the plastic interior in the trunk and disconnect the lines at the pump. If you are only rebuilding the cylinder and reinstalling it, it can be done without removing the lines from the car. You will rebuild it sitting in the passenger seat. you will need the replacement O-rings sold on Ebay.
Bad news, if you are experiencing one cylinder leaking, it is very likely the other two that raise the top will begin leaking very soon. This is because all three cylinders use a rod seal made of the same material that degrades over time. The two remaining cylinders (of five) that raise the trunk almost never go bad because they were originally designed with the O-rings.
-New cylinders run $300 to $400 apiece
-About $40 to $60 to have your cylinders rebuilt, apiece
-Around $10 to $20 to buy the O-rings on Ebay
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
this sounds like a door switch not switching if you shut the door and left your kyes inside the car the door locks would pop up so you cant look yourself out,,,(but you can?) my money is on a door switch,, give them all a good swilling with WD40 to free them off if this dont fix it then its the car alarm it needs to be reprogramed to the kye fob and also fit a new battery to the kye fob at the same time people often forget how much work the kye fob needs to do and only when it stops working do they change the battery in it,
Posted on Feb 23, 2010
No such schedule.
spark plug every 30,000 miles
fuel filter/filter element every 60,000 or 4 years
brake fluid every 2 years
cooland every 3 years
oil changes between 14000 or more the FSS indicator on the dash will tell when need to be change
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
SOURCE: 1997 mercedes benz slk 230
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Green
Car Radio Accessory Switched 12v+ Wire: Pink/Yellow/Green
Car Radio Ground Wire: Brown
Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: Gray/Blue
Car Stereo Antenna Trigger Wire: Blue/White
Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: N/A
Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Under right footwell carpet.
Car Audio Front Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Front Speakers Location: N/A
Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Blue
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Blue/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Yellow
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Brown
Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A
Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A
Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): N/A
Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): N/A
Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): N/A
Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): N/A
Posted on Aug 18, 2010
Most likely the relay, located beside the motor is faulty. The contacts get sticky. The relay is about 30.00. Take the plastic cover off the motor and you will see the relay. Its a standard type so most decent shops will have them.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
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