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With the rash of hot days here downunder my roof would sometimes stop just as the roof was to come out of the boot.
I believe I have tracked it down to the sw under the r/h side brush that tells the roof the boot lid is tilted back.
This was the only sw that I could duplicate the fault on.
I priced from MB Ozzie $75.. hmmm New micro from Jaycar $3:50, worth a try :)
Switch wired so normally open contacts roof up, closed contacts when sw operated and boot tilted back

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Roof stuck on way up
Sw location
Opening sw case
Old sw
New switch fitted and tested.

Bingo It works :D

Bazzle
 

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Nice find Bazzle, and nice pickys, you really do take the time to look after us Bazzle.
Thanks for your time m8 your a star :bowdown:

Dont ever sell your slk or we'll hunt you down, Cant lose our fixit man
 

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I never would have thought to tear it down all the way to the little microswitch, what a great fix Bazzle. Keep up the good work!
 

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Great post with some great pictures. Any chance you have any pictures on where all of the switches are located and what they look like?

Your a big help Bazzle
 

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Chris A said:
Great post with some great pictures. Any chance you have any pictures on where all of the switches are located and what they look like?

Your a big help Bazzle

Try this

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A 170 820 07 10
Switch, Rotary tumbler front

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A 170 820 12 10
Switch, Vario roof foldet down

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A 170 820 01 10
Switch, Proximity switch, Vario roof cover

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A 170 820 11 10
Switch, Limit switch of Vario roof open

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A 170 820 03 10
Switch, Limit switch of Trunk lid closed

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Switch, Rear lid lock hasp

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A 170 820 09 10
Switch, On support of locking pin


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Bazzle, I opened that "Limit open" switch in the boot and it's contents differ from yours. My car is a 1997 230K. The actual switch-head of mine bears directly onto the plastic wedge operated by the stop-bar; also the construction & wiring of the terminals is different as well as the connection of the 2 wires. I enclose a picture .
 

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Rear Switches

I have only had my 98' SLK 230 for just under a week now, Went to put the roof up, the windows opened, the trunk opened... and then nothing, just a whirring sound.
I searched and found this thread, seemed just what I was looking for. So I set about locating the rear switch under the brush, problem was I cant find it?
Would it still be on the right hand side of the car as you look at it from the rear (Bearing in mind I have a UK model, RHD). How many and which panels should I have to remove? I can see the main hydraulic unit on the right beneath the cover if it helps.

As I am a noob please respond in easy to understand terms as I am not quite up on all the tech speak yet!!
PS loving the car so far, just need to get this prob sorted out for the great British Summer!
Thanks
 

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Time will tell if its the correct one :confused: will be 40 centigrade here on Sat :eek:

Bazzle
Wow it's only 12c here in Dublin at 1pm:( I guess global warming doesn't affect everywhere;)

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It should be the same as Aussie SLKs (ie. Bazzles's) are RHD and built to UK spec according to the sticker in the fusebox.
 

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Bazzle, I opened that "Limit open" switch in the boot and it's contents differ from yours. My car is a 1997 230K. The actual switch-head of mine bears directly onto the plastic wedge operated by the stop-bar; also the construction & wiring of the terminals is different as well as the connection of the 2 wires. I enclose a picture .
yours is the same, doesnt matter what way around the 2 wires are.

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I have only had my 98' SLK 230 for just under a week now, Went to put the roof up, the windows opened, the trunk opened... and then nothing, just a whirring sound.
I searched and found this thread, seemed just what I was looking for. So I set about locating the rear switch under the brush, problem was I cant find it?
Would it still be on the right hand side of the car as you look at it from the rear (Bearing in mind I have a UK model, RHD). How many and which panels should I have to remove? I can see the main hydraulic unit on the right beneath the cover if it helps.

As I am a noob please respond in easy to understand terms as I am not quite up on all the tech speak yet!!
PS loving the car so far, just need to get this prob sorted out for the great British Summer!
Thanks
See third pic, arm of boot lid contacts it when fully open for roof to drop in/out.

DANGER

NOTE: If you play arond in here with roof half open you MAY loose your fingers.

IF you must at least make sure engine is runningbso it doesnt suddenly drop on your hand.

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Thanks guys, So I found the switch, took it out and gave it a good clean and replaced it.
Went to open the roof, the windows went down, the trunk opened and .......nothing, the roof wouldn't come down. Does this still point to the same switch?

Thanks
A frustrated SLK owner
 

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Thanks guys, So I found the switch, took it out and gave it a good clean and replaced it.
Went to open the roof, the windows went down, the trunk opened and .......nothing, the roof wouldn't come down. Does this still point to the same switch?

Thanks
A frustrated SLK owner
Easy to prove, run 2 wires out from sw and join together as roof lifts.
 

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Thanks Bazzle, Thought there must be some way of testing it. Do you mean bridge the terminals of the input plug while the trunk is opening, i.e. leaving the switch out of the circut thus eliminating it?
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Easy to prove, run 2 wires out from sw and join together as roof lifts.
I did this last year on a road trip to get the roof to open when the switch failed. Impressed the heck out of my son (I had him short the wires at the proper time).
 

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Bazz how can i get that switch out? (the sw under the r/h side brush that tells the roof the boot lid is tilted back.) It`s locked in a metal frame and the visibility is`nt great and i can`t see what to push to realease. Thx!
 
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