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I own a 2008 350 SLK which now has 23000 miles, and live in Port Orange, FL (near Daytona Beach). All service records were provided when I purchased the car in November, and it has performed flawlessly until today. Then the top retracting mechanism failed partway through the retraction process: The trunk lid opened, the back windows retracted, the passenger window retracted about 1 inch as normal. However, the drivers-side window retracted about 2/3 of the way down, and the top did not unlock. The retraction motor continued to run, but nothing happened. I initiated the 'top-up' cycle, and all returned to the normal top up condition. There is no fluid leak in the trunk.

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Try a battery reset

disconnect the neg cable for a minimum of 30 minutes
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the only thing these beasts don't monitor is the hydraulic fluid level, its a visual thing and the prick that decided to hide it above the gas tank behind the seat, should hunted down and shot. Error codes complain of cable break on the cylinders, which *%#@$! me off.

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I'd start with synching the windows (as mentioned above).
See if it happens again.
If it does, work your way through the tree in post 3.

The roof mech doesn't like slopes.
Especially ones that slope across the car.
Don't think that's the issue here though.

You're in FL? So unlucky.
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Tried the window synch procedure and it solved the problem!

Thanks for the welcome, and see you at the April meet.
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