Hard/Soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age on Mercedes-Benz 300SL

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

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Average mileage: 108,500 (37,000–200,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 120,000 mi,
Convertable top hydraulic seals leak
intermittent operation problem with open or close of convertible top. locks were working but not top operation. Now nothing works inclucing power windows which I assume is curcit to electronic control unit in trunk. also now getting alarm beep as soon as ignition is turned on
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 102,000 mi,
My car leaks inside when it rains
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 139,000 mi,
leaking fluid
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 37,000 mi,
Don't know yet... manually so far
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 90,000 mi,
Had to replace 3 hydrolics in rear for 3k parts and labor (dealer wanted 12k) Recently replaced 2 in front. My Vegas Mercedes guy only charged 220 labor parts were 225 each