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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Question: SOFT TOP

 

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FrankJansz, Gasoline, Jasper, FL, October 05, 2009, 22:02
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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: fsj@iprimus.com.au

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 06, 2009, 10:26
     Master

    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!

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    February 09, 2010, 12:37
     Rookie

    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

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  • Answer #3

    Visitor, July 27, 2010, 14:48

    can you let me know how you lower it manually step by step and what year is your car?

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  • Answer #4

    August 26, 2010, 22:19
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    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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