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Unhappy Husband out of town and top will not come up!

We are moving and have to sell our baby. My husband has left me in charge of selling it as he is off on business.

Help! The top suddenly will not come back up! The windows go down and I can hear some clicking but the top will not come up...

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Hey I'll buy that baby. Three sets of hormone shots and no joy yet.

Someone will chime in who has more experience, but I believe your owners manual outlines a procedure to raise the top manually, or womanly in your case. If you don't have the manual, provide car details and someone (named Jeff) will send you a link to the PDF version.
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or, check-out the "Top Operation" section of the following page for those manual roof operation instructions:
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Hi and welcome from SW Florida, who needs the top up in Florida ??
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If you don't have a garage, I would go invest in a car cover until you get it sorted out. Keep us posted please.
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If I remember correctly the R 170 has a manual over ride on the left side in the trunk it gives you instruction in the Owners manual how to do it and Welcome from Phoenix.
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Still not working

My car is a 2004 SLK 32 AMG. One of you kind persons sent me instructions for a different model I believe.

Can this model be closed manually?

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You can put the roof up manually, but there is a chance you may not be able to raise the triangular windows until you resolve the underlying roof problem.

You first need to locate a few things:

1) The Hex wrench behind the access panel for the roof pump. The pump is on the right-hand side in the trunk.
2) The brass "emergency relief valve" on the roof pump.
3) The two "emergency release" cables. These are steel cables about a foot long with a loop on the end, and are hidden behind the access panels on the left and right side. You'll have to remove the access panels left and right to find these.

Can you find these?
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I taped a for sale sign on the rear window. Could this be the reason the top will not come back up?
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Can a sign taped to the rear window cause "closure" issues?

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My car is a 2004 SLK 32 AMG. One of you kind persons sent me instructions for a different model I believe.

Can this model be closed manually?

It feels good to know there are people out there who care.

I taped a for sale sign on the rear window. Could this be why it will not close?
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I live in Lakeland but will be in your general area this afternoon. If you haven't had any luck with the roof by then, I'd be happy to have a look at it for you.

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Very Kind of you

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I live in Lakeland but will be in your general area this afternoon. If you haven't had any luck with the roof by then, I'd be happy to have a look at it for you.

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I am having trouble with how to use this forum (never used one before) so I am unsure if this is where I should reply to you.

I am calling the shop when they open to ask if the for sale sign I taped to the back window could cause this or if it must be something else.

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Red face Advise needed

Could the for sale sign I taped to the back window have anything to do with the top not coming up?
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Could the for sale sign I taped to the back window have anything to do with the top not coming up?
Unless it fell off and got jammed somewhere I don't think that would be the case. Have any of the hydraulic cylinders for the top leaked, been replaced or rebuilt? How is the fluid level?

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I am having trouble with how to use this forum (never used one before) so I am unsure if this is where I should reply to you.

I am calling the shop when they open to ask if the for sale sign I taped to the back window could cause this or if it must be something else.

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Hi Pixie, the best way to reply to one person's post in your thread is to use the "Quote" button immediately under the post or comment that you're trying to reply to, which is exactly what you did to Tim (El_Toro_33809).

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