Cables in Convertible Top May Break on Mercedes-Benz CLK430

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Cables in the convertible top tend to break. If the convertible top stops operating prior to reaching the desired open or closed position, the micro switches that sense the position of the top may have failed.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 81,986 (15,590–141,000)
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
26 people reported this problem
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Top stuck while going up. Had to have it manually raised. Mechanic said it appears to be a rollbar sensor that operates the back head rest. The head rest still freely move from switch on dash. Called a parts dept to get price for sensor and was informed you can not just buy the sensor but must replace the entie rollbar and headrest etc. At a cost of almost $9,000 for the parts. There must be a way to just replace the sensor or over ride it and manually raise the back seat head rest.