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I HAVE A 99 500SL. I REMOVED THE HARD TOP NO PROBLEM. THE SOFT TOP WILL NOT GO UP. THE SWITCH FLASHES IN THE UP POSITION AND THE PUMP RUNS IN THE DOWN POSITION. THE RIGHT REAR TOP LOCK IS IN THE LATCHED POSITION WHILE THE OTHERS ARE OPEN. IF I OPEN THE RIGHT REAR LOCK THE PUMP RUNS BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.

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The soft top module is receiving an illogical switch input. try retracting the top untill all the locks are secure. Make sure your roll bar operates o.k.. also only operate this top with the car running and the windows up. If it still won't work I would suggest having the car scanned for codes. You can try disconnecting the negative cable on the battery and secring the top manually and see if reconnecting neg. will clear the memmory.

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