Cables in Convertible Top May Break on Mercedes-Benz CLK430

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 81,986 (15,590–141,000)
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
24 people reported this problem
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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
Both cables broke...ordered 2 new cables @ $105. ea and installed myself.
top wont go down/took lt to the dealer cost me 230dollars wok for amonth now ihave the same problem
Cable broke convertible top Mercedes CLK 430
the cables in convitible soft top break
Switch is broken keeps rolling Windows down at every bump
The cable broke on both ends and the top not working ..
sensor replaced, problem fixed