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Marty, Mercedes Technician
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SLK230: 2004 SLK230, my roof will fold down, but the button

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2004 SLK230, my roof will fold down, but the button stays red like it isn't all the way down and if I start to drive, the alarm telling me the roof is not all the way down sounds off and the light flashes.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Do the side windows come up after the roof opens?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The side windows do not come up after the roof opens. The windows otherwise work fine.
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Ok, When you close the roof, do all of the windows raise if you continue to hold the roof switch?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Ok, the reason you get the warning is because one of the micro switches is reporting incorrectly. The only two that I see that would cause the problem while the roof is down but not while the roof is up are the S69/1 and the S69/11 micro-switches. Each switch needs to be checked to see if it opening and closing properly. Copy and paste the link below into your browser for the location of the two switches. The S69/11 is the switch that senses whether the top has dropped into the storage area. I'd check that one first.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Haven't forgotten about you. Just going to finish the repair before I give you your five stars.
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for the update.
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Hi, just following up with you on the SLK. Did you ever get the roof squared away?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Again... Haven't forgotten you. I am waiting on the part. Seems it is not a part that the dealerships carry any stock of.
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
No problem at all. I'll wait to hear from you.