Dear Friend, '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. Kind Regards Frank ( Smokey) Jansz Downunder Melbourne VICTORIA AUSTRALIA e.m: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOFT TOP on 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
by FrankJansz in Jasper, FL on October 05, 2009
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on October 06, 2009
Hi Frank, 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. Cheers!
ANSWER by answerman123 on February 09, 2010
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 by Visitor on July 27, 2010
can you let me know how you lower it manually step by step and what year is your car?
ANSWER by JParsons on August 26, 2010
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.
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