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My roof on my slk won't lock down - 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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SOURCE: 2000 MERCEDES SLK ELECTRIC ROOF PROBLEM

hi,seem only adjustment of micro switch,to detect which switch are need to adj.you need to send to dealer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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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: My SLK is a 2001. The roof has been sticking when

Get a can of WD 40 spray lubricant at any auto parts store and carefully lubricate all of the moving parts of the roof system. This will likely solve your problem.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: top won't go down, sometines it won't go up

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 look into electrical issues. Remember, you don't rebuild an engine that has only ran out of gas. The switch that is triggered by pulling back the partition separator is likely not the issue. If this switch is faulty, it will not even let the pump run to open the trunk. In order for that switch to be the problem, the switch would need to be shorting out AFTER the trunk lid opens. But that still also means the pump would be stopped and no longer be heard.

Mark Andrews

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1999 slk's roof wont go down it gets as far as

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

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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It's the switches in the front of the roof and the passenger side A pillar 69/SW1, 69/SW2 and 69/SW3.

See this thread: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170-slk-class/1513266-r170-roof-help-please.html

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My trunk will not open on my wife's 2001 slk Mercedes. It's not locked. I think something is stuck in the lock. Can you help me?


your can check is it something stuck in the lock, first operate your roof either way, if you are going to open the roof as a first action boot lid will open to backward, let boot lid fully open and stop operating the roof, ignition off and have a look if something stuck you can see, if you are going to close the roof let close the roof and before close the boot lid stop operating roof switch, otherwise faulty boot lid lock, if faulty lock but you can try by mettle key blade which is in your electronic key, first take out mettle key from electronic key then insert mettle key in to the key hole in boot lid turn fully left and open boot if not work turn fully left and push it in, is this information helped you?

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Electric windows are fine the roof gets half way


If the top is half way down that means that the trunk is open and should be touching the trunk switch to continue the process. The switch must be bad and it is inside the rear right fender close the the stop light

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My slk 2000 roof has just stopped working. It wont go down at al


Sounds like maybe some pin switches for interlocks have gone bad. Open your trunk and look for the rubber booted switches and try holding them or shorting them, if you make the top move it shows you which ones are bad.

Jul 16, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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My SLK is a 2001. The roof has been sticking when


Get a can of WD 40 spray lubricant at any auto parts store and carefully lubricate all of the moving parts of the roof system. This will likely solve your problem.

Jul 06, 2009 | 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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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

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My 1999 slk merecedes convertible top will not go down sometimes or come up.


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 look into electrical issues.

Mark Andrews

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Sticking roof


This symptom almost always points to a lubrication issue. The SLK hardtop is notorious for needing to belubricated every couple of years. Here is a link with directions andphotos:

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

Mark Andrews

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Mercedes slk roof problem


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

Mar 02, 2009 | 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK

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2000 MERCEDES SLK ELECTRIC ROOF PROBLEM


hi,seem only adjustment of micro switch,to detect which switch are need to adj.you need to send to dealer.

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