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Hardtop rear latch problem

I have s SL500 1998 and have had a leakage problem with the soft top. As the car was coming off a lease i decided not to repair it or I lived with the leaking on my pants. Today i went to put on the hardtop and the softtop would not go all the way down. I manually put it down. While putting the hardtop on we either inadvertantly clicked the latch and closed it on the rear right side or it never properly opened. I was able to manually lock all of the latches but the rear right as it is already locked before the roof went on it. I have attempted to unlock the latch from the trunk but no luck. Is there an easy way?

Also my hydraulic fluid is empty and probably why the roof did not go down propoerly. I was thinking of filling it and then getting it to work. Is there a special hydraulic fluid?

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