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My Z3 electric roof has stopped working. Before it

My Z3 electric roof has noiw stopped working completely. Before it stopped completely sometimes it would work and other times it would not. Any ideas?

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Its the little motor that doesnt have anymore power, replace it.. but first also check the fuses

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What year..? Sounds like the motor is going bad. Sometimes they work intermittently or will work with higher voltages.

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Z3 Convertible top - seems to be a common problem


In general, without any testing or diagnosis, you could be dealing with any of the following:

* Open relay - Located at the pump unit
* Close relay - Located at the pump unit
* End position micro-switch
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* An issue with the pump unit, but I doubt this, due to the intermittent nature. However, do check the hydraulic fluid level.

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The brake pedal must be pressed while operating the switch. There is a switch at the pedal that signals the convertible top system, but if your brake lights are functioning, the brake switch will not be at fault.

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These are some possibilities:

- faulty/dirty/burned switch

- faulty/dirty/burned relay

- dirty or loose connections to switch/relay/motor

- bad motor

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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...

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