Roof won't open/close correctly on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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: 99,500 (28,000–190,000)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
12 people reported this problem
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roof failed on opening and is stuck half-way through the process
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Main door windows will go down, mini side windows will go down and the trunk lid will open to accept the roof (and the internal lock turns to unlock the roof mechanism) but all it does from there is run the actuators and no roof retraction.
roof open/close probmlem time totime.
seals are leaking pls help with a place to go to for a repair manual
roof will not fold down or open

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