W170 SLK roof problem

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Might help someone out, I had a problem today with an SLK roof. Customer found roof sticking at the front while trying to open, but a thump over the manual release cover above the rear view mirror would get it moving. Accessed the mechanism by removing three screws each side holding headliner side trims and three screws in the front shut area that hold the headliner. Both front latches were working correctly, but there is a cable attached to each latch that operates a further latch at the side, above the tiny rear 1/4 window. These cables have an adjuster each at the front section, and a small adjustment of each was all that was necessary to rectify the fault. If demand exists I could take some pictures...
 

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Very nice to know and thank you very much :D
 

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had the same thing a couple of weeks ago. a quick look on wis left me none the wiser, but i had spotted that catch not clearing on the b-pillar. as said a cable adjust was needed and bingo! would have been great to have read this post first though!! thanks uncle.
 

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Think I might just have experienced this problem myself.

Operated the control, and the side and rear windows dropped as usual, started to raise the boot lid to accept the roof and then stopped abruptly with the lid raised about 15°.

After the sequence timed out, the close operation worked normally to lower the lid and raise the windows again.

I was suspecting a dodgy microswitch somewhere stopping the sequence, but I guess the roof failing to unlatch would have the same effect.

Does this sound like the fault you saw, or if not, any ideas where to check?

Operated the roof when I got home and it behaved impeccably, so so far it's an intermittent problem - but I doubt that it's going to go away on its own. :neutral:
 

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I think i had the same problem yesterday. boot went up, windows down, and roof would not lower. gentle tap above my head (front of roof) and it went down.


Put the roof up, lowered, raised, lowered - no problems?

How much is the cable to be adjusted and what tools are needed?
 

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Might help someone out, I had a problem today with an SLK roof. Customer found roof sticking at the front while trying to open, but a thump over the manual release cover above the rear view mirror would get it moving. Accessed the mechanism by removing three screws each side holding headliner side trims and three screws in the front shut area that hold the headliner. Both front latches were working correctly, but there is a cable attached to each latch that operates a further latch at the side, above the tiny rear 1/4 window. These cables have an adjuster each at the front section, and a small adjustment of each was all that was necessary to rectify the fault. If demand exists I could take some pictures...

I would like to see those pictures if you have any benz
 

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I will have a paper on how to adjust I think and I will look shortly
 

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I have sent it to you,,I hope it is the right one,,if not just say
 

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I have sent it to you,,I hope it is the right one,,if not just say

Thanks Malcolm - it certainly looks like a useful sheet. Since the boot lid operation doesn't seem to be a problem I think the one we really need is for adjusting the cables that release the roof latches at the cant rail.
 

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Another sent,,is this the one as there is not much more
 

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It looks like it Malcolm - many thanks.

What makes it hard for me is when the wrong name is used,,for a 230 I would have no problem, but as long as we are all happy:D:D:D thats all that maters
 

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ill have a crack at it once ive moved house. Thank you for the email
 

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another quick one - is it easy to remove the headlining and c pillar casing
 

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I was only joking and i did send it
 


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