If the windows won't drop the roof will not move. Have you checked the fuses in the boot? I have had a blown fuse stop the windows from operating on mine and then the roof won't work either. The fuses can also corrode and loose contact as a result. The recommendation in the manual is not to move the roof if the temperature is below +10C. Maybe Kent is a lot warmer than Worcestershire but I wouldn't be moving my roof in this weather!
Thanks Richard...ah but you have a sunnier disposition up there !
The windows drop ok with from the window switches and go down with the one touch.I guess i will wait till the spring. I have had dozens of W140s but this is my first SL. I have to say thats its probably the most understated/underated and beautifully engineered car in the world. I love the coupes but this,,,,,.....excuse i have to lie down for a bit.
PS i have no power to the seat switches, intermittent wipe or indicators.
The instrument cluster blinks the lights for a few secs then goes out but the engine runs very well. Maybe spiked the cluster resistor?
I wish i felt more confident to contribute more to this forum but you guys keep a lot of these cars on the road.!
Sorry I can't help any further, that's the limit of my technical expertise with R129 roof mechanisms. It says an awful lot about the original quality of the car that after 5 years and 50,000 miles I have had so little need to learn more about how it all works. The only major expenditure in that time has been a a new ignition switch/steering lock assembly and having the roof recovered by KHM in Germany as the original was looking shabby although still weatherproof..
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