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Old 19-03-2017, 08:27 PM
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Hi there all, just finally brought my dream car, SL500 2011 love it.
Never had any car like it and know very little.
My one concern is with the roll bar, when putting it up its is fine and goes up in one movement But when retracting it back down to close the roof back up, it is taking several presses of the the return button to get it back down, Can anyone tell me is this how it is or is this a fault? As still under warranty with garage I purchased from Which unfortunately is in Bristol quiet far from me as in south Derbyshire.
Just wanted some advice before mentioning it to garage.
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Old 19-03-2017, 08:49 PM
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Hi John and welcome
Great car, I just disposed of one recently...
Why are you putting the roll bar up?
It will deploy automatically if the car goes over(and ocassionally if going over a particularly high hump at speed ), therefore leave it down...
Anyway on the few occasions i put mine up it did take a few presses to get back down. It takes quite some effort from the pse i would think.
Did you get a wind deflector with the car?
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Old 19-03-2017, 09:58 PM
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Hi John and welcome
Great car, I just disposed of one recently...
Why are you putting the roll bar up?
It will deploy automatically if the car goes over(and ocassionally if going over a particularly high hump at speed ), therefore leave it down...
Anyway on the few occasions i put mine up it did take a few presses to get back down. It takes quite some effort from the pse i would think.
Did you get a wind deflector with the car?
Thanks yes putting it up for the wind deflector which is attached to roll bar.
As my wife said there's less wind with it up.
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Thanks yes putting it up for the wind deflector which is attached to roll bar.
As my wife said there's less wind with it up.
My wind deflector was seperate, which I think is better. Pop it up (I left mine up all the time) when the roof is down, windows up (rears too) and barely any wind encroachment there...
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Old 19-03-2017, 08:50 PM
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Hi there all, just finally brought my dream car, SL500 2011 love it.
Never had any car like it and know very little.
My one concern is with the roll bar, when putting it up its is fine and goes up in one movement But when retracting it back down to close the roof back up, it is taking several presses of the the return button to get it back down, Can anyone tell me is this how it is or is this a fault? As still under warranty with garage I purchased from Which unfortunately is in Bristol quiet far from me as in south Derbyshire.
Just wanted some advice before mentioning it to garage.
Many thanks John
My 2004 SL500 has the same rollbar which goes up and down in one smooth motion so i would think yours has a fault. This might be something you can fix yourself, hopefully someone will come along with some advice.
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Old 19-03-2017, 08:52 PM
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My 2004 SL500 has the same rollbar which goes up and down in one smooth motion so i would think yours has a fault. This might be something you can fix yourself, hopefully someone will come along with some advice.
Think mine must have had a fault too - why am I not surprised
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Old 19-03-2017, 09:21 PM
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Think mine must have had a fault too - why am I not surprised
Wooosa John, wooooosaaaa. It's an SOG issue now.
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Old 19-03-2017, 09:59 PM
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oh ok thanks could have an issue then......
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Old 19-03-2017, 10:57 PM
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I bought a r230 a couple of weeks back and my roll bar is nice and smooth in operation
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Old 19-03-2017, 10:59 PM
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But when my roof is up it is very squeaky inside the cabin .....but nice and quiet when it's down
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