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Hi. The system for the convertible top has a motor which requires power. The electrical circuits must be checked as well as the motor for faults. Have a technician check for binding in the convertible top assembly and check for...
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The most common failure is the window regulator or motor. Most owners with your problem replaced the motor and regulator to repair the window. I recommend you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, come by and diagnose the...
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Convertible top is stuck open - 2001 Mercedes Benz SLK320
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by the lift motor failing. The motor will lose its ability to lift the top, which will cause all of these symptoms. It can also be an electrical issue, but this is...
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Alarm goes off after replacement of battery - 1995 Saab 9000
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SmartTop setup console roof
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Doesn't shift park reverse
Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Mercedes CLK350. This is not an uncommon fault. The most likely cause would be the neutral safety switch, transmission linkage, transmission range switch, or low transmission fluid level. Since there are...
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Convertible top fluid brand
Hello there. When checking the fluid, the top must be in the service position for an accurate reading. This should show the fluid level at the proper level once the top is in the service position. The bolt and...
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Malfunctions in: seat belts, convertible top, water pump & battery
It seems like your 2012 BMW 650i has had a world of faults already. I'm not sure exactly how loose your seat belts were, but the belt in the vehicle is designed to be slightly more loose as the buckle...
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Battery gets drained, recharging the battery
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Convertible top issues with no SID message
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Convertible top won't open or close - 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
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