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Clk top will not go back up seems dead..all fuses checked

I put the top down on my CLK and in doing so the roll bar (rear head restraints went up). Now it's dead. No lights on the dash, does not even attempt to make a noise. I have checked every fuse in the car, trunk and drivers door, nothing). . Interesting when I push the dash button to raise/lower roll lights, nothing. Top down going to rain this week.

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It is normal for the roll bar to rise when top is down. It seems like the rear valance cover is not secured and the soft op does not understand what position it is in. There is a way to manually close top. it is stated in your owners manual. also I would try to close top with button(assuming your vehicle will start and the battery has good voltage) start car and try to operate top down and try pushing on rear cover also make sure the retractable cover in trunk is extended to compress operation switch

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