Trunk will not close with roof already stowed. - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By atret64
  • 1 Post By slk320chick
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-09-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Okinawa Japan
Vehicle: 1998 SLK 230 RHD
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Trunk will not close with roof already stowed.

Hi All,
I recently replaced all 5 hydraulic actuators. Upon testing the system everything worked until the roof was in the trunk and the trunk lid would not close and was stuck at that point with the roof in the trunk and trunk lid open. After closer investigation, I realized that I had install the hydraulic lines from trunk lid actuators into the wrong holes. I switched the hoses to the correct ports and at least I can utilize the close procedure from the roof being stored in the trunk and trunk lid open to full closure and the trunk lid closing in the closing procedure. The trunk lid will still not close while trying to open the roof. Everything else works great. Looking for some help please. Was wondering if I may have damaged the pump, or if switch 69/11 may be the culprit. Pump works very strong through all operations except during opening procedure when it will not close trunk. Reversing S84 to close from the stuck position works perfectly.

Any help would be appreciated
Ian H likes this.
atret64 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 09-09-2013
Minion

 
slk320chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Other Toys: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Posts: 5,602
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Thanks: 555
Thanked 570 Times in 502 Posts
I've told this story about my trunk before, but I don't know if it will help you at all. When my roof has been down, and put back up and Ive gone into the trunk for anything, it seems it no longer wants to latch shut at all. There is a roll bar with a material slide shelf that sits just below the trunk when it's down so that debris etc won't get onto the floor of the trunk. If I retract that, then pull it back out and reseat the bar, I am then able to close the trunk and the latch works fine. I have NO idea why it does this.

So put the hood back up, reseat that bar and see if the trunk closes then. Yes I know, not very technical, and kind of not what happens to you, but stranger things have happened.

Also-I would try Jbanks solution of "resetting" the car. Disconnect the battery for 30 minutes. This oddity seems to fix many things. But if the experts chime in with something differently by all means go with that. I'm just taking a shot in the dark here.
jbanks15 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
slk320chick is offline  
#3 Old 09-09-2013
Sadly Woolly has passed away

 
Woolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Co. Durham, UK
Vehicle: SLK350 MT
Other Toys: CLK 270CDI (Slushbox!!)
Posts: 17,375
Country:
Chats: 1297
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,912
Thanked 3,515 Times in 2,416 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by slk320chick View Post
I've told this story about my trunk before, but I don't know if it will help you at all. When my roof has been down, and put back up and Ive gone into the trunk for anything, it seems it no longer wants to latch shut at all. There is a roll bar with a material slide shelf that sits just below the trunk when it's down so that debris etc won't get onto the floor of the trunk. If I retract that, then pull it back out and reseat the bar, I am then able to close the trunk and the latch works fine. I have NO idea why it does this.
The fabric roller blind is there to stop you over-filling the trunk, and subsequently damaging the roof assembly when you lower the roof. There are a couple of microswitches located where the bar clicks in. It sounds like these are faulty on yours (quite a common problem ) and should be replaced.






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MB SLK 350 Andradite Green (6 speed manual)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Last edited by Woolly; 09-09-2013 at 12:28 PM.
Woolly is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Woolly For This Useful Post:
 
#4 Old 09-11-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Okinawa Japan
Vehicle: 1998 SLK 230 RHD
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Cool Thanks for the reply SLK320!!

Unfortunately that doesn't address my problem but these roof issues can sure be a pain and you can never have too much help or diverse input. So thanks again for your help. I see that Wooly addressed your issue and that is very kind. I hope that someone will have some helpful input as to my problem that I started this thread with.

As stated before, everything functions correctly for my roof except during opening procedure the trunk will not close. Roof unlocks and advances to the trunk and stows but trunk does not close. With the trunk still in this position, if I reverse the switch to the close procedure and everything works perfectly, including the trunk closing.

I'm not sure what to do from here and any help would be very much appreciated.
atret64 is offline  
#5 Old 09-11-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Okinawa Japan
Vehicle: 1998 SLK 230 RHD
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
slk320chick

I forgot to mention the many helpful posts that I have seen and benefitted from that you have contributed.
Thanks again and keep up the good work,
atret64 is offline  
#6 Old 09-11-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Okinawa Japan
Vehicle: 1998 SLK 230 RHD
Posts: 9
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woolly View Post
The fabric roller blind is there to stop you over-filling the trunk, and subsequently damaging the roof assembly when you lower the roof. There are a couple of microswitches located where the bar clicks in. It sounds like these are faulty on yours (quite a common problem ) and should be replaced.
Hi Wooly,
I was wandering if this reply was to address my problem of the trunk not closing during the roof opening procedure?

Thanks for all the help that you offer!
atret64 is offline  
#7 Old 05-11-2014
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: CHILE
Vehicle: SLK 230, 2001
Other Toys: BIKES,
Posts: 13
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hi
I'm new in this forum, just been in the introduced.
I'm having the same problem, think it's the S69/11 switch bot i don't know how to get to it to replace it.

Thanks
Agallardov is offline  
#8 Old 05-13-2014
Registered Users
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: CHILE
Vehicle: SLK 230, 2001
Other Toys: BIKES,
Posts: 13
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I got it to work... the s69/11 switch was disconnected...
Agallardov is offline  
#9 Old 05-28-2014
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Kitchener ON
Vehicle: 1999 SLK 230 automatic
Other Toys: Old Honda's CB 350/CB 750
Posts: 123
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Garage
Lol. That was going to be my reply about the 69/11! Happened to me too. You're not alone.
legendary620 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roof Closing Issue dterry SLK R170 General Discussion 4 07-10-2013 06:35 AM
Trunk not opening for roof... pemsland SLK R170 General Discussion 4 06-05-2013 04:56 PM
Trunk stuck shut...thinks roof is in operation jcdinkins SLK R171 General Discussion 10 03-25-2013 08:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.