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

Nothing starts to work at all. the windows or the boot won,t work with the roof button. I,ve checked the boot cover is ok and the fuses seem ok. it has never been a problem before. can anyone help?

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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.

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