Roof won't open/close correctly on Mercedes-Benz SLK320

Position switches for the vario roof can fail, causing the roof to stop in the process of opening or closing.

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Average mileage: 86,569 (27,000–137,986)
4 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 64,000 mi,
Pull in driveway, starting putting the power top up it was closing very slowly then stopped. I do believe it was hydraulic fuel that came out of the back quarter panel.
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 89,000 mi,
roof raises and then comes to a stop about a foot from closed position,slows to a stop and wont complete closing cycle. can reverse the switch and roof goes into the open position in trunk and everything works just fine as far as closing in open position.Great until it rains.would like any advice, probably end up at dealership for what I would assume an expensive repair.
The top went down with no problem. Went to put something in the trunk and found that the trunk lid wouldn't close properly. After several tries remember this happened once before so thought it might have something to do with the top being down. When I tried to put the top up I just got a flashing lift button. Top still down. What the heck?
Top stopped working while raising...now I can't lower it...I hear the motor running, but there is no action.
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 101,000 mi,
Top will not come out of trunk it acts like it is going to come out and then don't . The top will not open it will let the windows down but will not open. I can keep trying and it will work after 4 to 10 attempts and on a rare occasion it will work perfect.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 127,000 mi,
Trunk only opens half an inch then it won't remove convertible top
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 137,986 mi,
Top wont go down or up