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The top on my 2003 SL500 is giving me some problems. I am…

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The top on my 2003 SL500 is giving me some problems. I am sure it is low on fluid and perhaps has a leak in one or more of the hydraulic actuators. But I am unable to search for any leaks unless I can refill the supply. Can you tell me how to service the fliud tank in the trunck?

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Hello Jim, there were 2 versions, if you find that is not the issue and you need more help please let me know.

common issues are

bad relay(s) for the pump

failed pump

bad flap drive motor.

hope this helps

Lou

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
You didn't answer my question. I know everything works. Its just low on fluid. I need to know how to service the tank.

did you not see the 2 documents i sent over that show you how to fill the fluid????????

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they will be below my signature....................

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Just tell me the procedure to service the fluid tank.

here they are again

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if you are talking about the phone offer it is automated and not from me.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I apologize. I didn't realize you had added the procedure at the bottom. Thanks

appreciate that,

no problem, again as always if you need more help I am always here to help and I am great with top issues.

Lou

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks, I'll do that.
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