convertable top problem on 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600

can the convertable top go up manualy. if so how? the pump is broke. i replaced the 2 front pumps. 4 more am told need replacement . 4500 estimate, seems like a lot?

by in Sugar Land, TX on December 12, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 15, 2011
Yes you can put up the top manually, but not fun. You will find in the tool kit that comes with the car a specific tool that can be used to raise and lower the top. There are two small rectangular opening in the trunk (one on each side) that this tool fits into. You can manually lock and unlock the top allowing you to pull it up or let it down. BUT this is worse than the old fashion 1960's rag tops. It is meant to be more of an emergency up.
ANSWER by on December 03, 2014
THE MAIN PUMP IS UNDER YOUR SPARE TIRE CHANCES ARE AFTER YOU REPAIRED THE CYLINDERS THAT THE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW YOU MUST USE ONLY MERCEDES FLUID PURCHASED FROM DEALER ITS ABOUT 45.OO
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