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Unhappy RESOLVED - 230K R170 2003 Roof Dead!

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My apologies I have been on here for 7 years now since I got this car and done a few fixes myself with you experts advice to others.
My roof was fine, then it developed an oil leak and my mechanic replaced the pipe and oil, the roof hasn't worked since. The console light flashes, the windows don't move and no noises heard.
He now thinks the roof latch is faulty.
Can anyone please help? I'm one frustrated owner.
I can see other threads but not for this issue.
I'm in Chester UK
Thanks in advance
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I already posted this but here it is again. If the light is flashing then some sensor(s) is not responding correctly.

The first step requires a Mercedes scanner (U$100 Autel Diaglink is fine) and I have posted the proper switch settings below.

Once you determine what is wrong, then you need to correct the problem, by then I should have the post that contains what is where.

Do we have an indexed archive somewhere ?

ps if your mechanic does not understand the .pdf, perhaps you need a new mechanic.
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First, is the blind inside the boot in the correct position?
Sometimes the switches don't connect correctly.

Tip:- have the engine running whilst using the roof testing issues.
it uses a lot of power and can drain the battery.

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Have your mechanic check his work. It sounds like the luggage partition switch is not in place.
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My roof was fine, then it developed an oil leak and my mechanic replaced the pipe and oil, the roof hasn't worked since. The console light flashes, the windows don't move and no noises heard.
He now thinks the roof latch is faulty.

Stuart
Will the roof lower manually?
Will it unlatch manually?


I'll page our experts.

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The system has safety devices.
An example, if the windows do not lower, the roof will not operate.
Has the system been checked for power?

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Hi All
Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions on how to fix this.
In the end it turned out to be the roof catch. Bought one from a salvage agent we use in work off a rear ended smashed SLK and Dave at MD Motorcare fixed it.
Now all I need is the sun!
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Hi All
Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions on how to fix this.
In the end it turned out to be the roof catch. Bought one from a salvage agent we use in work off a rear ended smashed SLK and Dave at MD Motorcare fixed it.
Now all I need is the sun!
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