Date registered: Mar 2016
Vehicle: 1999 SL500 R129
Location: Memphis, TN
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Unusual Top Problem...
... I think. I used the search function, as well as a Google search.
Over the past 3 years, I have replaced all my top cylinders with rebuilt units from Klaus at Top Hydraulics (great outfit!!!) My IRS did the installations and everything has been peachy.
A few weeks ago I pulled off the pano roof and have been running mostly top-down; however, I have used the soft top once or twice. Last Thursday, I drove to an appointment and went to raise the top out of caution and got the dreaded red blinking light. I didn't have time to diagnose the problem before my appointment. Fortunately, no rain.
When I got home, I cycled the roll bar and checked the top fuses in the trunk. I then released the tonneau cover and raised the top manually. It was then that I noticed the rear passenger latch was in the closed position. I used the tool to open it, then secured the top manually. After this, everything has been great. My question is: how did the right rear latch move from the open to closed position by itself?
I guess I need to fashion a tool to throw in the tool kit to allow me to pull the latch back up in case this occurs again. Just to explain the situation further, I have had no fluid leaks and the hydaulic level in the reservoir has not changed.
Thanks for any insight that any of you may have.