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How do you raise how to raise your soft top manually

1995 sl500

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It depends how much hydraulic pressure you have in the system. Take your softop tool and unlock the rear locks via trunk. see if you can raise the rear of the top (do not force because you will damage a ram). Next unlock your compartment lid and then the front of the top. You may be able to then retract it into it's storage compartment. The manual should also tell you how to release the hydraulic pressure via your pump in the trunk by your spare. hopefully I have been helpful

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Car must be on a level surface. Make sure hydraulic system is full and pistons dont leak and go from there.

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I need to raise the soft top on my mercedes 500 sl but when i try with the switch it makes a noise but nothing happens is there a way to raise it manualy


There is no way to raise it manually. You most likely have bad seals/pistons that have leaked out the fluid. Check your manual for where you can put fluid into it, and pop over to benzworld.org for group help on mercedes issues.

Jun 11, 2010 | 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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1995 SL500 soft top will not go donw


Car must be on a level surface. Make sure hydraulic system is full and pistons dont leak and go from there.

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Recently started having problems with convertible top getting stuck in both the opened and closed positions. 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500. Any idea what the problem might be? And, is there any way to bypass...


hopefully will be a easy fix this one, first check the micro-switches for the roof assembly (in the boot) and check any ground wire connections

you could try resetting the system also as this may help

if its still the same after this post back and ill try and help again.

Sep 08, 2009 | Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Cars & Trucks

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2005 PT convertible top won't raise - can top be manually raised?


Check your manual for the location of the top fuse.
Your car left the factory as a hardtop and was converted to a soft top by a Chrysler authorized company so the top fuse(s) may not be with the other fuses.

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How to lower soft top manually on 1995 SL500?


It depends how much hydraulic pressure you have in the system. Take your softop tool and unlock the rear locks via trunk. see if you can raise the rear of the top (do not force because you will damage a ram). Next unlock your compartment lid and then the front of the top. You may be able to then retract it into it's storage compartment. The manual should also tell you how to release the hydraulic pressure via your pump in the trunk by your spare. hopefully I have been helpful

Jul 15, 2009 | 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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I own a 1995 mercedes SL500 and recently started having trouble with the left front door window. While stopped in a construction zone, I rolled both windows down. After leaving the construction area, I...


The window position is monitered by the softop control module. It sounds like the glass is very dirty and drawing too much amperage during window operation. The soft top is electro hydraulic. The roll bar is operated normally with hydraulics but it is mechanically released in an emergency situation. 1st make sure your windows are clean and the express(one touch operation) is working-the soft top will not function properly if the windows are not synchronized. Next be sure your roll bar works-hold swith in up position to lock roll bar rams in if they have been deployed. next put your top all the way up. untill windows roll up and try it with the engine running and trans in nuetral- if it still does not work mechanically secre rear of top with tool provided in your tool kit the owner's manual will tell you how to do this. good luck

Jun 19, 2009 | 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Soft top not working


It is never a good idea to unplug your modules with the key on you definitely can damage them. Hope fully your windows are not synchronized. See if the express mode up works. Try holding the button in the first detent and raise window and hold for 5 seconds. next see if the windows work with the 1 touch operation. It is possible that the module you unplugged stores the synch for that feature. The soft top module must know the window position in order to operate. Also there is a sliding cover that must be retracted in your trunk in order to operate top. The switch in the cover has to be depressed to let module know that there is nothing in they way of the top operation. Hopefully I have been helpful.

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