Mercedes-Benz SL500 Problem Report

Mercedes-Benz SL500 Hard/Soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age

(36 reports)

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.

hyd oil leaking on drivers side dripping down sunvisor arm-not fixed- to fix replace hyraulic cylinder located in upper windshield frame that locks the tops down -
top and windows do not operate. top light button flashes but nothing happens. car was stored, battery dead -
Fluid leaks from visor area when activating top. FIXED! -
Soft Top stopped in mid-cycle (while trying to put up) now the top is out but wont latch down, and windows won't roll up (which I wouldnt figure they would since it's in the middle of a cycle) -
top and windows do not operate. top light button flashes but nothing happens. -
my hard top soft top light an chimes stay on all the time with the hard on with the soft on ok light an chimes go out that ok.i have not fixed it i want answer george. -
willow and alarm,hard top willn't work no power for the hard top to come off. -
soft top will not go up. -
Wont latch or unlatch light flashes -
top will not unlock lt side ( unlock manually) top will go down --- on way up top stops half way up -
Car has been in dealership currently & NUMEROUS times before with roof alignment issues consequently breaking off cover flaps &/or stuck during roof open/closure cycle -
Had a mechanic rebuild the rams -
Soft top came up half way as usual and stopped. I got it to go back down by activating the down direction enough times (it only moved a couple of inches at a time) to get back to full down. -
almost all of the seals started leaking -
soft top goes uu, to close about 33 45 % stops have to force it the rest balance toc close and leck etc... -
iama technician my 2500dmercedes benz front right headlamplowbeem notworking -
same as others -
leaks top of windshield -
Raising ragtop creates a screeching sound about half way up. -
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