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Old 02-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Angry Rear headrest will not go down

I have a 1999 CLK 320 and the headrest will not go down. I never hand a manual for it as well. I can hear the clicking by the seloniods when I press the buttons. Can anyone help with this please. I am not thinking it could be a fuse issue. Of course, with out them being down I can not even manually put the top down. I have the top down now only because I took out the back seats and removed the headrest deal to pull the top in the back compartment. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have a 1999 CLK 320 and the headrest will not go down. I never hand a manual for it as well. I can hear the clicking by the seloniods when I press the buttons. Can anyone help with this please. I am not thinking it could be a fuse issue. Of course, with out them being down I can not even manually put the top down. I have the top down now only because I took out the back seats and removed the headrest deal to pull the top in the back compartment. Any help would be appreciated.

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Have you tried resetting the head rests by pressing the button up for 15-20 seconds until the system resets?
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I have a 1999 CLK 320 and the headrest will not go down. I never hand a manual for it as well. I can hear the clicking by the seloniods when I press the buttons. Can anyone help with this please. I am not thinking it could be a fuse issue. Of course, with out them being down I can not even manually put the top down. I have the top down now only because I took out the back seats and removed the headrest deal to pull the top in the back compartment. Any help would be appreciated.

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As CLK sugested.. start with the easy fixes first and try the reset of the headrests. Get yourself a manual or search the forum for info. It's loaded with info and will save you many headaches. The top can be operated manualy with the headrests up or down so the removal of them was not necessary. If the headrests were deployed automaticaly they will require a simple reset to get you back in business.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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like what the other saids.. rest it and it will go down.
Its most likely from the sensor. My car does it once every 3 months when i hit a bump or pot hole or something.
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Does the car have to be on. Thanks for the help. Really appreciate it. Also do you have any more suggestions.

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Were else can I obtain info to fix the headrest problem.

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no but u have to turn it to the second click . u can do it while driving too.. i reset mine while driving LOL
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Do you still have the back seat off?

Take a picture and post it so we can see what's going on.
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I will try on my way home tonight. Hope it works.

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Yes I still have the seat off. I also had to take it completely down so I can get the top back up again.
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Unhappy Headrest will not reset

Did you ever find a solution to your problem? My top stopped working and the headrest were unresponsive. I tried the reset and my headrest got stuck in the up position. Now when I click the button I hear the clicking noise from the back but nothing happens.

I replaced the relay in the back but still no luck. Also, because the headrests are all of the way up, I cannot manually put my top down

Before I take it to the dealer, can someone please offer any advice that you may have.

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I have the same problem, swapped relays on w208, hear a clicking sound from relay, all fuses good, no hydrolic leak, I'm stumped!
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Is the switch flashing fast or slow? Fast would indicate an open micro switch
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Does your convertible open top button stay lit up or blinking?
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Seems like the switch is blinking slow, windows will roll down, when I unlatch the top, then a slow blink on the switch. I thought I had tried every option available, swapping the fuel relay, have the entire back plate out, as I understand there is not a release on the w208, I hope I dont need a hew Hydro system. I did notice when the issue happened a few months ago, the rollbars went down very slowly, then stopped, smelled something out of the ordinary from the rear, but hydo fluid is intact, is there a motor I can replace to get the rollbars down? I fugured out how to manually operate the top, but the bars are just low enough with enogh nudge I can get the top down and up, pretty hard to see out the the back, I was actually in an accident, for hitting someone in my blind spot, bec the rollbars block the view -1k deductible week before x-mas
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The sqitch seems to stay lit up for a moment, then does the slow blink, I am not however getting any red light on the switch that rolls down the roll bar on the dash, just a clicking sound can be heard, even with the swapped fuel relay
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Seems like the switch is blinking slow, windows will roll down, when I unlatch the top, then a slow blink on the switch. I thought I had tried every option available, swapping the fuel relay, have the entire back plate out, as I understand there is not a release on the w208, I hope I dont need a hew Hydro system. I did notice when the issue happened a few months ago, the rollbars went down very slowly, then stopped, smelled something out of the ordinary from the rear, but hydo fluid is intact, is there a motor I can replace to get the rollbars down? I fugured out how to manually operate the top, but the bars are just low enough with enogh nudge I can get the top down and up, pretty hard to see out the the back, I was actually in an accident, for hitting someone in my blind spot, bec the rollbars block the view -1k deductible week before x-mas
Slow movement followed by no movement followed by smell sure sounds like a burnt pump motor to me.
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