'My Soft Top on The Merc/500SL works Manually, and it Does not Operate Elictrical ( is it A Electrical Fault or is it a Hydraulic Fault, or What do I look for, and How can I make it work, and what is The Approximate Cost to get it Working.
Frank ( Smokey) Jansz
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Question: SOFT TOP
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 06, 2009, 10:26Master
This system is very complex. If you want to look at it yourself, I would get the factory service manual, or go to bentleypublishers.com.
answerman123 February 09, 2010, 12:37Rookie
little complicated ...typically its the module that is in the compartment behind pass. seat. open the compartment and remove plastic interior . youll see a silver box which has relays for multiple syncing of windows and storage area. and locking down top. dealers want $1800.00 for unit. i found a guy who rebuilt for $800.00.easy slide installation have fixed many other issues call 810 4880370
Answer #3Visitor, July 27, 2010, 14:48
can you let me know how you lower it manually step by step and what year is your car?
Answer #4JParsons August 26, 2010, 22:19Journeyman
In addition to the above comments you should check the hydraulic fluid level in the pump. It is located in the trunk- remove the spare tire, then remove the black plastic cover- you should see it there.