Cables in Convertible Top May Break on Mercedes-Benz CLK430

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.

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Average mileage: 81,986 (15,590–141,000)
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 75,000 mi,
Cables from top are broken, top doesn't open. Is there a way to open it manually ?
top just doesn't operate, owner tells me that switch flashes after pushing it, but no movement
Have to give the soft top a good push from the inside to get it to follow through with opening roof
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 80,300 mi,
Both cables broke...ordered 2 new cables @ $105. ea and installed myself.
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
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 27,000 mi,
Cable broke convertible top Mercedes CLK 430
Switch is broken keeps rolling Windows down at every bump
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 15,590 mi,
The cable broke on both ends and the top not working ..
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 81,000 mi,
sensor replaced, problem fixed
the cables in convitible soft top break