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My convertible top squeaks when moving over uneven surfaces. The dealer tells me there's a $500 lubrication kit but I was thinking I could do it myself but can't access the seals when the convertible is closed or open. Anyone know how I can stop the top halfway open?
 

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do a search. you can stop it in the middle provided it does not have the smarttop mod. then u would have to turn off the mod. start car and hold top button back and then let it go when the top is where u want it to stop.



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Congratulations on your ride and welcome from Arizona:)

You can lube it yourself, but when you pause the operation it only holds for about 15 seconds before returning to a resting position. MB props it open with a tool of some kind. It may have nothing to do with lubing. It might be an alignment issue. Tell us where you hear the rattling.

Do a search for "rattling top" or the like and you'll find plenty of suggestions to try.

Here's one to start
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/1708-trunk-rattle-solution.html
 

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Welcome Sams55. What model year is the 55? Are you in the U.S.?
 

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Welcome pictures would be good as mine is doing it as well :(
 

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Congratulations on your ride and welcome from Arizona:)

You can lube it yourself, but when you pause the operation it only holds for about 15 seconds before returning to a resting position. MB props it open with a tool of some kind. It may have nothing to do with lubing. It might be an alignment issue. Tell us where you hear the rattling.

Do a search for "rattling top" or the like and you'll find plenty of suggestions to try.

Here's one to start
http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/1708-trunk-rattle-solution.html
With engine running, the roof can be halted midway when using the center console roof control lever for a few minutes. Do this with extreme caution as one cannot predict when the hydraulic pressure will drop and the roof starts to move.
 
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