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How Do I Fix This Dilemma?

Hello!
Does anyone know what are these small black things that goes down when the roof is down and up when the roof is up? There's one on the left and right.


Yesterday I notice the small black thing on the driver side won't go down but will go up. It kept coming off after several tries every time the roof goes down. How do I fix this? Thank you!
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I guess no one has this problem.
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I am experiencing this problem myself, right now.
In my case, I came to the conclusion that the flap was broken, and the spring will not push it back into place.
The cover you are mentioning keeps coming off, in my case as well.
Unfortunately, they can not be ordered separately from the whole trim, crossmember, but they are screwed in place, and can be obtained from another wreck car.

I have found somebody on the second-hand market, who sold me a pair of these for 60 EUR incl shipping, and I am now awaiting to receive them.

The dealership sells the whole thing for around 180 EUR.

The whole thing has the following part number:
A1726900540 or (newer part) A1726903800
Both should fit.

For removing the trim panel, please refer to the guide on how to install the SmartTop roof module.
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Common issue they normally get lost while roof down top section flap etc

Made a replacement for a client and colour matched with matching grain also .
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I was able to get the "flap" to stay using loctite professional super glue but now it still won't go down. No idea what the issue is

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Common issue they normally get lost while roof down top section flap etc

Made a replacement for a client and colour matched with matching grain also .
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Are you serious? I just noticed the flap won't go down two days ago. It's not a big deal as I can push it down but I'm super annoyed


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I am experiencing this problem myself, right now.
In my case, I came to the conclusion that the flap was broken, and the spring will not push it back into place.
The cover you are mentioning keeps coming off, in my case as well.
Unfortunately, they can not be ordered separately from the whole trim, crossmember, but they are screwed in place, and can be obtained from another wreck car.

I have found somebody on the second-hand market, who sold me a pair of these for 60 EUR incl shipping, and I am now awaiting to receive them.

The dealership sells the whole thing for around 180 EUR.

The whole thing has the following part number:
A1726900540 or (newer part) A1726903800
Both should fit.

For removing the trim panel, please refer to the guide on how to install the SmartTop roof module.
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I was able to get the "flap" to stay using loctite professional super glue but now it still won't go down. No idea what the issue is
I used proff sealent and weighted it so it would close .
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There is a spring that forces the flap down.

The spring is hold in place with a thin layer of plastic.

Due to how thin that plastic is, I would not want to glue it in place, just so it breaks the next day, therefore, I bought other flaps, which I will probably reinforce.
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What is the purpose of these critters?
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I have a vague memory of someone stripping the parcelshelf and making their own spring clips.
Reckon it was on a 171 though.

But same process may work.

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What is the purpose of these critters?
They cover the space needed for the roof hinge/struts when the roof is in the raised position. If they were not there, there would be a hole each side of the rear shelf when the roof is stowed.


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Mercedes will have to fix it because I don't want to create other problems, the roof is working just fine.

Car is a little over 5 years old. Doesn't feel like it's the best or nothing. More like worst at times, LOL.
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@Melania, you should look at my post about my cracked piston! They now told me it might be another three months before I get the car back.
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