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Soft Top Cover (Tonneau Cover) flaps Bend Issue - Solved

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I recently about month ago purchased 2003 CLK-320 Convertible.

Once of the issue I had that soft top cover (Tonneau Cover) flaps were bend and were putting pressure/rub on rear window when top was down.

I did not see the flaps bend issue, I thought I need to adjust them.

I contacted Klaus at Top Hydraulics Inc. Klaus was very help, by just looking at the photo of flaps, he figured out that I don't need any adjustment to flap mechanism, they are simply just bend. Thank you so much Klaus for your support and solution.

Today I got the chance to work on it.

I open the soft top cover (Tonneau Cover) while open the the top down

Then worked on bend flaps.

I removed the 2 Philips screws that hold plastic cover to flaps mechanism. After that I apply slight pressure to metal part of the flap with my hands and it was bend back to original position. This removed the bend. After that I installed plastic part of flap back and aligned the 2 Philips screws to make sure it will sit flat when top open and it will not rub against the rear window.

After that I ran the top down again, this time I can see flap are sitting nicely flat and rear windows did not touch or rub any more against the plastic cover of the flaps.

Problem solved, big thanks to Klaus.

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I forgot to mentioned that while I was working on flaps bend issues, I have noticed that carpet on bottom of soft top cover has been removed to work on Bow Lock. So look like Bow lock has been recently fixed by previous owner.
 

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Here is some info from MB WIS on these flaps adjustment and removal/installation. But I did not needed this, I just simply bend back flaps to original position.
 

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W208 Hwkwind, my apology in delay reply. I had that soft top cover (Tonneau Cover) flaps were bend and were putting pressure/rub on rear window when top was down.

Basically flaps were bend inward and were rubbing against the rear windows when ever you open and closed the rear windows.

The rear windows were making noise also due to bended flaps rubbing against it.

Once I fix this issue by just removing them from Tonneau cover and bending them back, they work fine. Now they fit batter on cover also and there is no water/moisture issues also.
 
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