Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Vehicle: 02 SLK 320 w/ AMG Sport package
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Top Issue: Bad switch or user error?
I've had my '02 SLK320 for about a month and a half now and I am the first to admit that there is still alot for me to learn about these cars. But I am starting to suspect I have a problem with the electrics in my top, specifically a switch or something.
I am having a problem putting the top back up from down once I have lowered it and left it down for a while. I have inquired on other forums as to specific sequences for putting the top up and down, but can not figure out what is wrong, and whether or not it is me or the sequence or something else. There is not issue with the hydrolics once the top starts up or down, its just getting the top switch to the solid red light when top is down and you want to raise it.
Anytime the top is down for a period of time, usually after a drive, etc. regardless of windows being up/down, regardless of car being in gear, brake being applied or other; the top won't go up.
If the car is running I can not put the top back up. The only way for me to get it up in this scenerio is to cut the car off and back on. Once I have done this, I can put it up either with the engine running or car in accessory position.
Is this normal, or am I missing something; or is this an indication of another issue. i.e. top switch, brake position switch, etc?