you do have to give the cables a good stout pull. you are pulling the steel cables with loops in the end, right?
for the relief screw, just snug it up with the allen key - no need to overdo it.
Thanks Efair, yep, pulling on the loops, just wanted to check before I yanked on them too hard in case they were a little delicate!
I'm going to give it another try tonight, i'll turn the smarttop off completely, see if that helps.
I've read a few posts about people with boot (trunk) issues causing roof problems, my boot doesn't seem to lock so I don't know if that's having any kind of impact on the roof?
I'm going to give it another try tonight, found a set of 'roof reboot' instructions on another post, if that doesn't work i'll turn the smarttop off completely, do a battery reset and top the battery up to the max and see if any of that works!
These are the roof reboot instructions:
Reset vario-roof :
Switch off the engine
Get out and shut the door and Lock
Wait Min. 30sec
unlock the car, get in and close door
put the Key in the ignitionlock ( not switch )
The roof switch with the left hand in the closing position
press and hold.
Switch on the ignition with the right hand and the engine
Close the roof .
When no result :
Disconnect the battery terminals . ( First minus than plus)
Min. 30 minutes wait.
Connect the battery terminals . ( first plus or minus)
Repeat the previous steps .