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Roof rattle

hello everyone is a new member from Italy, i 've a slk sport edition r171 2007, i read this interesting discussion:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171...attle-fix.html

I want to try to lower the bracket, can you tell me on which screw to operate and also the type of screw?

Thanks for your help.
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Have you positively identified the source of the rattle? I would only start adjusting screws after you have exhausted all other possible origins for rattles and squeaks.


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Hi, yes, mercedes assistance lubricated all the gaskets of both the roof and the boot; there is only a little driver side noise left behind at the top between the rear glass and the triangular glass that is felt only on the rough road.
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I forgot, the noise only feels closed roof and with the glass of the door pulled all up to beat, if the glass drops a little the noise disappears.
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I'll have a look at mine later - but I've been very fortunate with mine. It only squeaks a bit when the seals become dirty/dry.


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hello everyone is a new member from Italy, i 've a slk sport edition r171 2007, i read this interesting discussion:

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r171...attle-fix.html

I want to try to lower the bracket, can you tell me on which screw to operate and also the type of screw?

Thanks for your help.
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I lowered it two notches (note that the adjustment screw is on the back side of the bracket).

So I assume the screw is behind the notched area on the bracket, accessed from inside the car. Please note - do not kneel (put your knee) on the seat. The heating elements are very fragile and will likely break.

It's almost certainly a 'Torx' screw - most of the fastenings on the 171 are this type of star-shaped screw.


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Thanks Smackrattle for the advice, but I do not have the heated seats, I'll try.
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Hello guys, I take this post saying that the brackets you were talking about were well placed, but I found that the noise is heard only when the glass of the door goes up, just a very small movement down and the noise is no longer heard , as if the glass went too high. I ask you if I can put a very small paper-like thickness between the glass and the seal and memorize the new position of the glass stop in order to eliminate the gap. It is feasible?
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Make sure that the roof closes tightly. That's the front two latches.
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