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Sad new owner vario roof issue

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It was a bad car weekend for me. Issues with other cars besides my
New 2003 SL55

Had the car sitting in the garage with the top open. Decided to close her up
And the trunk opens top lifts to the first posistion. Pack position I believe it's called. Pumps runs seems to be trying to lift the top
But if wouldn't go.

Fluid level in the pump looks good and I do not see any
Obvious leaks.

I did some research that suggests possibly micro
Switch S117 may have an issue that can cause this to happen.

I did close the top via the manual procedure and
Wow what a pita that is.

Any suggestions or ideas please ?

I do not have a scan tool what is the go to these days for the
Cheap version ?
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I bought an iCarsoft model i980 recently (Amazon, $120) in order to resset my AC controller so I could recharge the system. It worked fine for that. Played around with it while basking in the cool air. It checks 33 different controllers for errors, lists any code #'s found, has a lookup for definitions of the codes, and in many cases allows you to monitor the status of various circuits in real time, showing the status of switches and knobs on the screen as they operate (or as you operate them). I'm not sure if it can see the details of the roof operation, but it would not surprise me if it did. I would recommend this gadget (or the newer model with a bigger screen for about $150) for anyone with an SL or any MB who is even slightly interested in the operational details of the car.
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