how do i manually remove hardtop on 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320

leaking hydraulic fluid and we cant get it to release manually

by in Hayesville, NC on March 29, 2011
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on March 29, 2011
sorry, there is no option to manually remove the hard top. it must be done hydraulically via the pump and cylinders.
COMMENT by on April 14, 2011
wrong
ANSWER by on April 14, 2011
there is a manual hand tool that releases the locks it looks like a opened wrench on one end and a 1/4 inch allen wrench on the other end. the two locks in the front are behind the sunvisor remove the small round plugs and insert the tool turn counter clockwise and it should click to unlock. in the back there is a small elongated opening to the side of the trunk hinge insert the tool onto the manual release lever mine is painted red, up to unlock down to lock in place.
COMMENT by on June 04, 2013
Is the rear slot in the trunk on each side or in the interior where the access to the soft top is? Please verify thanks
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