Quote Originally Posted by slkStore.com One of the most popular upgrades to the slk is the smartTOP roof module. Imagine opening your convertible using your existing mercedes factory key fob as you walk up to your vehicle - a top down drive cannot begin more elegantly Ready to go but dont want to wait Imagine the convenience and the looks you will receive as you put the top up or down as you start
If I could do it over again this would be the first mod I did to my car. It is awesome Trust me - youll love it.
Would the Smart Top work with the standard key fob (RF) or only if you had the optional key fob off of the Premium pkg. My key fob does not operate the top only the interior switch.
Quote Originally Posted by rosros Would the Smart Top work with the standard key fob (RF) or only if you had the optional key fob off of the Premium pkg. My key fob does not operate the top only the interior switch. My key fob is a standard one that only operated the doors until I installed the Smart Top module. To make the Smart Top work you press the same keys but you press them 2 or 3 times depending on what you want to do.
I am very sorry to hear youre having trouble with your roof. Youll definitely want to get into a dealer to have it tested and corrected as necessary. I have not had the symptoms you describe but I have had my partition get popped in the open position after the roof started to lower. It happened I think because the handle of a parcel bag got stuck in the trunk latch and the bag shifted when the boot
Thanks Taroliw. Your explanation makes a lot of sense to me now. I had been grocery shopping yesterday evening and perhaps maybe one of my bags bummed the partition causing it to open - not sure and Ill never really know. But I do know that I will never reach in with my whole body to reclose the partition if I ever have the same malfunction. I hope I dont sound too dramatic but for a short moment my
welcome lisanne as a precaution I usually check the roof partition in the mornings before I lower the roof and check it again when I return home from work unless the roof is in the retracted position already. Glad you were not seriously hurt. When you get a chance pleae update your profile to include location--stateprovince and country. This info helps those who are answering the post as options vary from country to country. Welcome again.
The roof partition may pop out but Ive never had it happen to me... I think it might happen if you dont fix it in well enough because if you do the clips on the sides should latch in and lock the partition in place. From there on its impossible to push the partition off unless you unlock it. Ive seen dealers putting the partition in place but doing so haphazardly with one side not completely latched.
Open boot Pull cover right up to rear of boot in slide Hold red knob back until cycle finishes. Same to go up again. Instructions in slk glove box manual in sticky on home page. Bazzle
help the roof wont go down anymore the red lights keep blinking and i cant open the trunk ithink i might have raise the luggage cover ( i put a bulky book bag under it) how can i fix this. Plz help
You WILL have to open trunk. Push down on lid whilst pressing trunk open button. Hopefully you READ the warnings on cover when you pulled it to rear Borrowing Uncles Car [V][V] Bazzle
If there is something bulky under the luggage cover open the boot and take it out. The red flashing light is warning you that the roof sequence cannot operate if you force it the mis-sequencing will cause serious damage . When I had my first slk I had a small bag at the front of the boot which Id forgotten about when operating the roof ignored the red flashing light and the underside of the boot lid
White door striker grease in the stick (for the ones over your head) Bazzle
You can find repair kits and refill tools on eBay such as mercedes slk 230 Top Hydraulic Cylinder roof Repair Kit eBay Hydraulic Pump Refill Kit mercedes benz slk 230 320 R170 Hardtop convertible AMG eBay
Best I can do is use this link. It is the black plastic part on each end of part number 210. VARIO roof. Fits mercedes slk 230 KOMPRESSOR convertible mercedes-benz of South Atlanta
the rebuilding process for R170 cylinders is a bit more complicated. Also none of your sizes fit the R170 cylinders. Top Hydraulics now sells custom cup seals for all R170 cylinders at 25 per piece. (I think you are charging 30ea. for R129 seals It didnt take any trying to make them right our software creates the perfect cup seal for the application right away. We rebuild and upgrade ALL mercedes
Quote Originally Posted by rudeney You cannot retract the roll-bar headrests with the top closed. You must first lower the top manually. There are instructions in the owners manual for raising the top manually. Lowering it is pretty much the same just the opposite function (except you still open the hydraulic valves first). If you dont have the OM you can download one here mercedes-benz - Home of C
hi please am newbie to merc forum. this is meant to be my 1st ever convertible and its turning into the car from Hell. on the receipt merc gave me after i took it in it says carried out short test found faults with roof switch roof hinges is out of alignment Does anyone know any roof specailist So am not sure whether its the switch or the alignment Should mercedes provide me with car log roof after
The convertible 911s (or some other Porsche) as well as the Ferrari 360 Spyder use technology developed by the company who made the slk vario roof. But the slk has a hard top (vario) roof whilst the Porsche and Ferrari have a soft top (with a harder piece at the base that opens up to let the top slide in). They posted a link to the company page on the R170 forum a year ago... Anyway leave 2 feet of
Quote Just visited the showroom yesterday and saw the new SL350 comes with the glass roof Looks great[D] A little off the subject but I really think a popup glass (oneway see through silver coated) sun roof would be nice for the slk. I know you can get the glass made that will conform to the shape of the roof. My only concerned is can the roof motorhydraulic system handle the added weight am planning
control button & light will constantly come on after bumps luggage-blind moving downward slope upward slope severe braking no reason at all Switches switches switches switches............. In your case probably one of the switches that signal the roof is closed or locked....in the windshield header or at the front of the roof under the headliner .....link with good pics for further info httpwww.benzworld.orgforumsr170...htroofswitch
Quote RonJeffries - 1162005 1200 AM Mine is the most rattle-free car I can remember ever having. Same here. I have heard no suspect noise so far. My other convertible was a soft-top and although it was a smooth running car I could sometimes hear creaks coming from the roof doors and frame. Car critics say the slk is a relatively quiet roadster but some roof noises can become more noticeable in cold
Quote redtide34 - 11132004 141 PM Looking at a 99 slk 67k Miles... The sunroof seems to get stuck on the plastic piece that lifts up behind the seats and when opening the roof wont completely retract into the trunk unless I pull the piece toward the seats to clear the path. Seems like a relatively easy fix...however dont know how big of a problem this really is. Any thoughts Anyone experience something
[QUOTE]Bruce R. - 2122005 929 AM ( 1 ) Does the trunk lid open ( 2 ) Does the hydraulic pump run ( 3 ) Does the pump sound like theres enough oil in it ( By that I mean does it start to sound one way and then change sound) ( 4 ) Does this only occur when you want to lower the roof or also when you want to raise it. Hey thanks for all the reply... I guess essentially the problem is that it doesnt open
Quote Originally Posted by RedScorpion medical history is the key When did this start What was the cause a hit something stuck in the trunk From what I see something needs to be calibrated it is moving but not sufficiently. It has been this way since I bought it. There was not report of an accident on the carfax and the ppi showed no evidence of an accident either. There is nothing in the trunk that