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Trunk won't latch?

I test drove an R170 last night that I might buy but it had a problem with the trunk/top. I know that's a common problem area on these cars but I didn't find this particular version of it in the search.

Before there was a problem... I opened the trunk just to have a look, see things are in check, spare tire, water, etc, and closed the trunk.
Then I went for a drive drive and tried to bring the top down but the light blinked instead. So I stopped the car, put in neutral, applied the parking brake and still wouldn't convert. Then I remembered the divider to limit the storage area, and opened the trunk and pulled it out. Then the trunk wouldn't latch closed. I tried harder, then slammed it and it seemed like it wasn't even close to latching. Ideas?

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car must be completely stopped unless u have the smarttop module. there is a sensor in that cover that must be worn or broken

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I'm not so sure about that... it seems the trunk should still close. The top never moved from the up position.
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so your issue is with trunk or roof or both?


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I see you're here in Atlanta, if you're looking to buy an r170, I'm actually getting mine detailed today to take pictures and put it up for sale... it's got the SmartTop module already, too.
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you gonna buy another toph20?


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For sure, thinking hard about looking for a SLK 55.
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