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The fuse is blown. Not sure what blew the fuse. It was fine earlier today. Didnt blow until after I closed the trunk I guess. Just replace it?
Thanks Marty! The fuse doesnt blow immediately. It seems to blow if I close the trunk "softly" . If I slam the rtunk shut it seems OK.
A couple of side things. The glovebox solenoid has been removed to be replaced so the light and parts are hanging there. I assume this has nothing to do with it.
So after I followed your directions and replaced fuse #71 the door locks worked and the convertible top opened and closed beautifully.
But ........... now. OY! My gas station mechanic, who has had numerous MBs himself, replaced the center brakelight in the trunk lid for me. Now the top wont function. I get a message in the dash " Visit Workshop"
What could he have done that would cause this? Where should we look? He claims, of course, that he couldnt have done anything.
Thanks in advance!
Will do later today or this evening. The car is not with me. No additional message that I can remember. Could it be another fuse?
Or did my mechanic loosen something or not put a plug back in?
He mentioned to me that on one side the "flap" that comes down is looser on one side than the other. He noticed it when working on the trunk light. He said there are a "million" clips he had to remove and replace to do the light. Just wondering what he could have done to make the top inoperable. No question that it happened then because it worked fine before. Still puzzling over the fuse #71 issue too.
Will get back to you later after I have a chance to look at the display.
Got home and fired up the SL500.
Door locks operated fine
No messages on screen.
So I tried to put down top. Message "Visit Workshop" That's all.
Turned off car. Restarted and push the button to close the top. Message " Visit workshop." That's it
Door locks still fine after that.
Marty both of the flaps are not "tight"
What's the fix for that and how do we know that that is the problem?
Youda man! :-) I taped up the flaps and the roof operated. Opened and closed. Repeated it a few times. Now I removed the tape, for some reason the flaps seem tight ( maybe they weren't retracted all the way before) and the the roof operates without the duct tape. I think I will buy the flap gear repair parts and do it since it seems so simple per the link that you sent me to.
OK next question. I got a battery symbol and "Electrical Users Offline " error. I assume that means the battery is not fully charged? It went away after a few minutes of running the car. Where is the best point to hook up battery charger?
Final question for today :-) :-) ( Maybe )
The glove box had been stuck closed. Pushing the button did nothing The tech at Acura who used to work at MB got the box opened and said the problem was the solenoid or actuator and ordered the part. I never got back to the Acura dealer where I bought the MB to finish that repair and they sent the part back. The glove box was on the floor but they put it back in and so my glove box is hanging open. And the light is hanging there. What part do I need? And how difficult is the repair. Can I do it myself or do I need to go back to him or go to MB?
Well the solenoid has already been removed. The glovebox light is hanging there and the glovebox is open. I dont want to close it because I wont be able to open again with out removing side panel and accessing the white wheel. So I guess I will need to order the solenoid ( part # ? )
And take the glove box apart according to the bulletin you sent me. Not quite sure how to put the part in or where it goes. Are there directions for putting that part in?
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So if I close the glove box, how will I open it? The push button is not electrical or hydraulic? I am afraid to close it for fear of not being able to open again