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SLK ROOF (boot Lid twisting) R170

I have a problem with the roof when opening the roof the boot lid opens correctly and the roof stores away in the boot but when the boot lid tries to close again the passenger side hydralic cylinder does not close but the drivers side does making the lid twist. I have changed the cylinder thinking this was the problem but it is still the same.

Any help most appreciated.
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Thanks for that, mine is actually the opposite to the problem in that thread, it unlocks correctly and boot opens fully but when closing the cyliner will not close on the passenger side but the drivers side does which just twists the boot lid.

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With lid shut (even though the front left corner is not secured) carefully raise the lid from the rear. You'll probably see that the "tongue" seen in the first photo in the post that Wooly has taken you to, has not gone into the slot shown in the 2nd photo.
If so, it may be slightly misaligned, so you could try gently pushing it sideways until it enters the slot. Then shut the lid and gently press the front left corner of the lid down until the tongue hopefully goes right down into the slot and engages in it.
Try that and see how you get on- all the best
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