Cables in the convertible top tend to break. If the convertible top stops operating prior to reaching the desired open or closed position, the micro switches that sense the position of the top may have failed.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Cables in Convertible Top May Break
Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Problem
Average Mileage: 100,125 mi (70,000 mi - 141,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, 75,000 mi
Cables from top are broken, top doesn't open. Is there a way to open it manually ?
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, 141,000 mi
top wont go down/took lt to the dealer cost me 230dollars wok for amonth now ihave the same problem
Have to give the soft top a good push from the inside to get it to follow through with opening roof
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
top just doesn't operate, owner tells me that switch flashes after pushing it, but no movement
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430, 81,000 mi
sensor replaced, problem fixed
the cables in convitible soft top break