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I wish to remove the hardtop on my 300SL. The roll bar is down and the car is in park, I pull the switch back and the light only blinks. Can you help?

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Sounds like an interlock has failed, hard to tell which one. Also check the fluid for the system. Go to Benzworld.org or peachparts.com for more user specific help. Better than this forum usually.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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It should be done within 60 seconds from starting the car while applying the hand-brakes, foot brakes, and the gear should be in "park".
so if your car has been idle for some time you cannot do it. switch off then run your car on again and it should work. if that doesn't work, it might be a minor fuse problem, to know so, try the wipers if they do not work (they share the same fuse with the top mechanism and folding mirrors, if you have that option) you should check that fuse.
good luck!

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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Did you set your parking brake? Owner's manual requires this be done. This may be an interlock solution

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