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1998 SLK230 top operation problems

Hello everyone I am new to this site

I was wondering if anyone knows how to trouble shoot the top operation of my 1998 slk230... I just bought the car a week ago and tried to put the top down. The windows go down front and back the trunk tilts up the clamshell unlocks.... Then nothing? redlight flashes motor still runs and if u wait a few seconds you can reverse the procedure??? Did the previous own manually have the top down and now i have to reset it?

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Welcome from Texas!

There are a couple of recent threads addressing the same apparent issue. Try the search feature at the top of the page.

I'd start troubleshooting at the 'trunk open' switch/sensor.
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Go to the R170 forum and search on roof in the thread titles like Mr G suggested.

Here are also some links that a kind and resourceful member who goes by the name of Leapyfish has provided for all of his fellow R170 owners.

https://www.slkworld.com/caring-your-...tml#post313115
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