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06-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Serndipity

The picture you provided is for the GPS...

The picture you provided is for the GPS satellite/Cell phone /SOS antenna.

In the coupe, the antenna for your FM/AM radio reception is actually etched wiring integrated into your rear window.
...
04-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Serndipity

If I wasn't clear, they will use the exact color...

If I wasn't clear, they will use the exact color code of your vehicle (e.g. which you'll find on the driver's side quarter panel when you open the door) and custom mix the the paint so that it should...
04-27-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Serndipity

markayash.......the replacement trim is likely to...

markayash.......the replacement trim is likely to arrive only primed.

For a perfect match, using your vehicle's color code, you can buy the water based metallic base color coat, as well as the...
12-08-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,932
Posted By Serndipity

David.......from what you have described, it...

David.......from what you have described, it appears that your problem is likely being caused by a malfunctioning input/output to the soft top controller and replacing the hydraulic pump and...
11-19-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By Serndipity

rond.......it would not occur on a A208 chassis,...

rond.......it would not occur on a A208 chassis, because the hydraulic pump is located between the trunk's firewall and rear seat, which protects it and the hydraulic lines from being damaged by...
11-18-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By Serndipity

Everything related to the A208 CLK hydraulics,...

Everything related to the A208 CLK hydraulics, can be rebuilt better than new by Top Hydraulics, who has earned numerous international rave reviews from forum members, dealerships etc..

Go to...
10-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Serndipity

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/216328-c...

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/216328-clk-boot-opening-speed.html
10-15-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Serndipity

You can adjust the tension of the trunk springs...

You can adjust the tension of the trunk springs several notches for more or less tension..Very simple DIY!


...
10-13-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Serndipity

Ellioth............The CLK came with 3 keys,...

Ellioth............The CLK came with 3 keys, which included (2) main keys with integrated radio frequency and infrared remote control buttons to operate the central locking system and (1) reserve key...
10-09-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/671x889/das3_77c54aae770e368caf585d5eb4db0eceb1b06a66.jpg
Ellioth........in order for your car to start, the the drive authorization system...
10-02-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By Serndipity

Is your car a coupe or cabriolet? If it's a...

Is your car a coupe or cabriolet?

If it's a cabriolet, by design, to keep the trunk lid from colliding with the soft top compartment cover, neither the fob or the trunk release switch (on the...
08-27-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Serndipity

Your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly. ...

Your gasoline tank isn’t venting properly.

Here is a link that explains how the evaporation emission control system works, including options to repair.
...
07-24-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By Serndipity

Split roof seams rarely occur on the A208. ...

Split roof seams rarely occur on the A208.

It's much more common on the next generation A209 chassis cabriolets.

Within that forum, you find many DIY seam repair and/or roof replacement...
07-08-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Serndipity

The CLK 230 used either a 2 port or 4 port fuel...

The CLK 230 used either a 2 port or 4 port fuel filter, depending on on the date it was manufactured,

Specifically:

- Up to May 2000, the 2 port filter was factory installed
- From June 2000,...
06-28-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Serndipity

The purpose of the switch is to tell the soft top...

The purpose of the switch is to tell the soft top controller whether the rear bow has been fully raised or lowered. Thereafter, the controller will continue opening or closing the top.

...
06-27-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By Serndipity

Fairly common problem with forum DIY repairs. ...

Fairly common problem with forum DIY repairs.

Almost every issue with that switch has been due to it's attachment onto the left rear bow cylinder becoming unclipped, such that it no longer...
06-16-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Serndipity

Austin..... if your transmission is stuck in limp...

Austin..... if your transmission is stuck in limp mode, DON’T PANIC. The majority of the time, the problem is not as grave as you may think.

Mercedes-Benz transmissions are very solid, and whole...
06-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By Serndipity

I would begin with visually inspecting the...

I would begin with visually inspecting the hydraulic cylinder, which is part of the soft top compartment lock, for port leakage.
06-02-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,041
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/830x910/turn_8217e9ba8c1d8c988c3b42adb42ff2e9fd65d0af.jpg...
05-28-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By Serndipity

nashville_bill........Assuming that you're trying...

nashville_bill........Assuming that you're trying to power an external device, such as a GPS, Dashcam, Cellphone, via plugging it's power cord into the cigar lighter socket, using the above...
05-13-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By Serndipity

jim9....good question, the flashing green you saw...

jim9....good question, the flashing green you saw when you opened your trunk, is the 'emergency' trunk lock release switch, that MB added to later production W208s, but was not covered in owner's...
05-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,508
Posted By Serndipity

When the car is off, some circuits still draw...

When the car is off, some circuits still draw power from the battery (e.g. central locking, radio, anti-theft etc.) however, If more than 50 milliamps is being drawn, something is using too much...
03-16-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By Serndipity

Lower the window all the way and hold the switch...

Lower the window all the way and hold the switch in that position for at least 5 seconds.

Then raise the window all the way and hold the switch in that position for at least 5 seconds.

The...
03-15-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By Serndipity

I assume you're referring to after replacing the...

I assume you're referring to after replacing the passenger module, it's not dropping down 5-8mm when opening the door.

Have you performed the window resynch procedure described in the owners...
01-02-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Serndipity

Did the shop use your original window controller...

Did the shop use your original window controller or the controller from the donor car?

There were some new window features added in later production CLKs and the controllers are not compatible...
12-14-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By Serndipity

The Bosch P/N for your 2002 CLK430 is 0280217810

The Bosch P/N for your 2002 CLK430 is 0280217810
11-19-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,070
Posted By Serndipity

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/768x353-1/tps_d2f72bf2ae82746c1f7fe6ef919fd0c788d0d241.jpg
Did you see this thread...
11-08-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Serndipity

https://www.obd-codes.com/p2098

https://www.obd-codes.com/p2098
09-26-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Serndipity

When you unlock the roof, the front bow should...

When you unlock the roof, the front bow should raise at least 8" and stay in that position.

The purpose is to open up the roof's frame joints, as shown in the enclosed picture, which will then...
08-05-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By Serndipity

#1: The holes in the bottom of the drainage...

#1:

The holes in the bottom of the drainage box, which is located on the passenger side of the engine bay, are likely clogged with leaves etc.. When this happens, water will continue to fill up...
07-29-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,949
Posted By Serndipity

ungermm......just to close out the additional...

ungermm......just to close out the additional troubleshooting undertaken, after manually lowering your roll bar, upon which your power roof was still inoperative.

Unfortunately, the motor in your...
07-23-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,949
Posted By Serndipity

ungermm......don't give up yet, knowing that your...

ungermm......don't give up yet, knowing that your girlfriend had previously spent $$$$$ in prior power roof repairs( e.g. most likely at a dealership, or at an unqualified independent shop).

[My...
07-20-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
MAF
Views: 372
Posted By Serndipity

Your MB uses the Bosch Motronic engine management...

Your MB uses the Bosch Motronic engine management system and the only difference between the Bosch OEM MAF and the genuine MB MAF, is that the box doesn't have the MB logo and paying at least a 100%...
06-19-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

When opening the roof (e.g. stages 8 through 11),...

When opening the roof (e.g. stages 8 through 11), your lift cylinders were not getting sufficient pressure (e.g. likely on the piston side, in order to retract the rod). You found cylinder leakage...
06-18-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

cqae......thank you for your last note and the...

cqae......thank you for your last note and the additional information.

Of the 3 possibilities for your roof snuggling to open, I've focused on the S84/15, roll bar 'up/down' switch, because after...
06-17-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

The basis of all the B1650 DTCs is a watch dog...

The basis of all the B1650 DTCs is a watch dog timer in the controller. When the maximum permissible time for a specific limit switch to actuate has been exceeded, a DTC is triggered and stored.
...
06-15-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

[QUOTE] I haven't actually been focusing on the...

[QUOTE] I haven't actually been focusing on the fault codes. When I help the roof by hand they dont log. Which to me indicate the system is electrically ok. I feel there is a hydraulic failure, so...
06-15-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Serndipity

Aussiesuede.....it never creases to amaze me with...

Aussiesuede.....it never creases to amaze me with your detailed DIY contributions and information.

BTW, I just received aerosol spray cans of primer, base and clear coat from this company, after...
06-14-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

Back in post #3, it was suggested that when the...

Back in post #3, it was suggested that when the soft top does not open or only raises slowly, the possible causes can be due to a malfunctioning:

Soft top fabric bow up/down limit switch (S84/15)...
06-14-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

Before trouble shooting additional power roof...

Before trouble shooting additional power roof components, after changing a hydraulic cylinder, here are a couple of suggestions.

Make sure the screw, used to reduce hydraulic system pressure, to...
06-03-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

Yes, if the frame is properly opening, as shown...

Yes, if the frame is properly opening, as shown in the picture, the hydraulics should be able to continue opening the roof.

When the soft top does not open or only raises slowly, the possible...
06-02-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,462
Posted By Serndipity

After you unlock the front bow, the purpose of...

After you unlock the front bow, the purpose of the tension cables is to open up the joints of the roof's frame, as shown in the enclosed picture.

If the joints do not open, the hydraulics will...
06-01-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Serndipity

HaeleyW72 Even though no one initially replied to...

HaeleyW72 Even though no one initially replied to your post, thank you for all the follow ups and as a result, your thread will helpful to other W208 owners.

I believe you're all set at this...
05-30-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Serndipity

Couple of suggestions. 1. Before opening the...

Couple of suggestions.

1. Before opening the radiator drain plug, turn on the heat to maximum and warm up the engine (e.g. opens up the thermostat, fully drains the entire system, preventing air...
05-29-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Serndipity

Apparently a replacement surround part is...

Apparently a replacement surround part is inexpensively available, but installing it may be another matter.

See post #19 at...
05-26-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Serndipity

If I'm following what you're saying correctly,...

If I'm following what you're saying correctly, your soft top compartment cover is not properly closed and locked and this is preventing/obstructing your rear bow clip from entering the compartment...
05-18-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 240
Sticky W208 How To's
Views: 359,942
Posted By Serndipity

Hk91308....just a heads up. When you undo...

Hk91308....just a heads up.

When you undo the clips, to remove the upper section of the air filter box, the clips should swivel down and remain attached to the lower box section.

However,...
05-15-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By Serndipity

The trunk lids, for the coupe and cabriolet and...

The trunk lids, for the coupe and cabriolet and many components are different.
05-05-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Serndipity

When the soft top compartment opens, it's...

When the soft top compartment opens, it's vertically positioned over trunk (a.k.a. boot). If a hydraulic cylinder, associated with the soft top cover has leaked, gravity will cause any leaked fluid...
04-30-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Serndipity

After the front bow raises and opens up the frame...

After the front bow raises and opens up the frame joints, both should stay in position. However, as the roof continues to open, when the rear bow unlocks and raises, some of the cable tension is...
04-29-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Serndipity

When closing the roof, the final step is to...

When closing the roof, the final step is to manually pull down the front bow, the last 10" and lock it, which closes the roof's frame joints. Additionally, there are a pair of cables, left and...
04-22-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Serndipity

Problems with the soft top bow not lowering can...

Problems with the soft top bow not lowering can be caused by number of reasons, such as a malfunctioning hydraulic pump valve block and/or one of its solenoids, the compartment cover position switch...
04-15-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,628
Posted By Serndipity

sequelman..... Excellent observations (e.g....

sequelman.....

Excellent observations (e.g. seems that there is some unusual hydraulic pressure, that is applying a resistance, which is preventing the roll bar from lowering, either manually or...
04-10-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Serndipity

For our cabriolets, make sure that when you...

For our cabriolets, make sure that when you perform the window resynch, the roof is up and the doors are closed.

Otherwise; the travel limits won't be properly set and as a result, when raising...
03-13-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Serndipity

Not a bad idea. My go to browser has been...

Not a bad idea.

My go to browser has been Firefox, but sometimes I use Chrome, which seems to prefer opening thumbnails in another tab.

Most browsers have a setting, where this is automatically...
02-22-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Serndipity

On the both the CLK320 and CLK430, there is a...

On the both the CLK320 and CLK430, there is a plastic box, located between the windshield washer tank and fuse box. Under it's cover you'll find the hot lead terminal, where you can apply 12 volts to...
02-16-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,628
Posted By Serndipity

Here is the U.S., MB does not provide individual...

Here is the U.S., MB does not provide individual RB replacement components and will only sell the entire RB assembly at $$$$$$, as well.

It's beginning to sound like the erroneous RB crash...
02-16-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Serndipity

I seriously doubt that your problem was due to...

I seriously doubt that your problem was due to (3) limit/position switches simultaneously being faulty.

That said, as often the case, when the power roof fails to operate properly, due to low...
01-30-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Serndipity

Mobile 1 European 0W-40 is the correct oil to...

Mobile 1 European 0W-40 is the correct oil to use.

In regard to your power roof, the rear bow lock and/or case cover lock hydraulic cylinders are leaking.

They can be rebuilt by Top...
01-19-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Serndipity

https://www.autocodes.com/p0455_mercedes-benz.html

https://www.autocodes.com/p0455_mercedes-benz.html
01-08-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,628
Posted By Serndipity

When a roll bar extends independently, with a...

When a roll bar extends independently, with a ratcheting noise, that is not triggered by a pending situation detected by the crash deployment sensors, may due to a malfunctioning roll bar deployment...
11-25-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By Serndipity

The relay you're describing (e.g. next to the...

The relay you're describing (e.g. next to the fuse block in the trunk and shown in attached thumbnail), is the fuel pump relay. Not likely related to your power roof/RB lamps being on. But if you...
10-10-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,776
Posted By Serndipity

In the 2nd video, the buzzing sound, when...

In the 2nd video, the buzzing sound, when activating the case cover lock, is also not normal. Also, after just turning back the pressure relief screw, manually unlocking it should be easy.

Another...
10-01-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By Serndipity

From your initial post, while manually operating...

From your initial post, while manually operating the power roof, which required reducing the hydraulic system pressure, the the truck was shut. At this time, either the case cover or rear bow are not...
09-28-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By Serndipity

Mobile is again offering a $12 rebate on the...

Mobile is again offering a $12 rebate on the purchase of five (5) quarts, or more, of any Mobil 1 motor oil.

https://apfco.com/secure/R8235W/Home/Entry

The rebate offer ends October 31, 2016...
09-27-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By Serndipity

The preferred method is to free up the lock...

The preferred method is to free up the lock mechanism and then use mechanical key.

The correct procedure to unlock the truck is to turn the key 45 degrees counter clockwise and then push the key...
09-20-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Serndipity

If the alternator was replaced, by visual...

If the alternator was replaced, by visual inspection, you should now see a clean, shiny new one. Again, dollars to doughnuts, it's much more likely that only the voltage regulator module needed...
09-19-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Serndipity

By far, the primary cause of an alternator...

By far, the primary cause of an alternator failure is usually the voltage regulator. It's located behind a removable cover, on the rear of the alternator and is an inexpensive replaceable part (e.g....
09-05-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By Serndipity

The seals MB used in the power roof/RB system's 8...

The seals MB used in the power roof/RB system's 8 hydraulic cylinders have a service life of about 10 years. By far, the 2 cylinders that leak the most frequently, are the rear bow and case cover...
08-25-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Serndipity

So far, other then basic PM, I've had very few...

So far, other then basic PM, I've had very few issues.

In regard to the power roof, of the 8 hydraulic cylinders, the rear bow and/or case cover lock cylinders tend to leak on the A208 first. The...
08-24-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Serndipity

jinark, I take it that you're a new A208 owner. ...

jinark, I take it that you're a new A208 owner.

Congratulations, the W208 (coupes, built until 2002) and A208 (cabriolets,built until 2003), mechanically have proven to be bullet proof. Not to...
08-24-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Serndipity

jinark.......thank you for providing the...

jinark.......thank you for providing the followup.

The brake light switch has been a very common problem on older MB models. The switch has two separate switched circuits, one for the brake...
08-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,092
Posted By Serndipity

By design, the roll bar/soft-top control module,...

By design, the roll bar/soft-top control module, cyclically supplies the information "SOFT TOP CLOSED", "SOFT TOP UNLOCKED" or "SOFT TOP OPEN" to the CAN databus.

As soon as the message "SOFT TOP...
07-03-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Serndipity

Interruption of the soft top operation via the...

Interruption of the soft top operation via the main switch usually should not present a problem.

However, it sounds like an expected position of one of the limit/position switches, which are...
06-11-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Serndipity

dalan21.......the position and direction window...

dalan21.......the position and direction window recognition is not by mechanical limit switches, but via Hall effect sensors located on the the motor shaft.

See enclosed thumbnails for more...
05-10-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By Serndipity

There have been several prior instances of RB...

There have been several prior instances of RB limit switch failures and DIY replacements within the W208 forum. As I recall, only the rear seats have to be removed for access to the RB assembly.
...
05-10-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By Serndipity

Following is a copy and paste, from post #29, in...

Following is a copy and paste, from post #29, in your prior thread https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/622755-when-good-tops-go-bad-2.html


-------------Start of Enclosed Text-------------...
04-30-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 23,879
Posted By Serndipity

You'll find an explanation of what would cause...

You'll find an explanation of what would cause continuous illumination of the S84 lamp, when it's not pressed, in the enclosed thumbnail (S84LampDiagnostics).

In regard to the blinking RB switch...
04-21-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By Serndipity

At this time, to visually check, if either the...

At this time, to visually check, if either the rear bow and/or case cover cylinders are leaking, because your hydraulics are currently not operational, you'll need to manually unlock the rear bow and...
04-17-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 234,222
Posted By Serndipity

When you removed the fuse, power was interrupted...

When you removed the fuse, power was interrupted to the ABS/ESP controller and it needs to be reset (e.g. same as what happens when you disconnect the vehicle battery).

To reset, with the engine...
04-12-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By Serndipity

A qualified MB mechanic (not a chain store...

A qualified MB mechanic (not a chain store mechanic) can change the spark plugs in one hour.

With the right tools and mindset, it's no more than a medium difficulty DIY level job.

You do not...
04-06-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Serndipity

I have not had the problem, but believe that it...

I have not had the problem, but believe that it was the compression fitting at the end of the supply hose (discussed around the 2 minute mark in the video) failed. In the OP solution the failure was...
04-06-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Serndipity

Jennette, I think you're referring to parts...

Jennette,

I think you're referring to parts for the luggage cover basket, which is located in the rear upper trunk area, that protects the folding power roof when it's down.

See...
04-03-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

[[[[[Oh another mystery. There is a thread on...

[[[[[Oh another mystery. There is a thread on this forum that lists all the Mercedes codes from 1996 and later (https://mbworld.org/forums/c32-amg-c55-amg-w203/333898-mercedes-error-codes.html). The...
04-02-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

CLKGeek......welcome to the W208 forum. ...

CLKGeek......welcome to the W208 forum.

Frankly, IMHO, your troubleshooting and diagnosis is clearly head and shoulders above what the dealer tech provided.

In regard to the B1000 diagnostic...
03-24-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

cailleute......I think you posted in the wrong...

cailleute......I think you posted in the wrong forum.

Access to the N52 RB/Power Roof Controller, for the W208 CLK, is via the trunk, but first you'll have to remove the sub-floor panel above the...
03-15-2016, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Serndipity

Hi Mark Your soft top controller is ending...

Hi Mark

Your soft top controller is ending further operation, after the rear bow unlock operation, because it has sensed a fault. Additionally, you're able to re-lock the bow again, by turning...
05-30-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,382
Posted By Serndipity

Yes, there is some connection between the power...

Yes, there is some connection between the power roof and the central locking system.

The thumbnail, in post #2, shows that the N52 power roof controller is connected to CAN-Bus module A37, which...
12-23-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

serlock Great, progress....that the motor is...

serlock

Great, progress....that the motor is OK.

However, I'm not quite following everything you wrote.

Sounds like your roll-bar is up and can't be lowered by the operation of the hydraulic...
11-18-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

Enclosed is some additional information that will...

Enclosed is some additional information that will help diagnose and repair electrical switch problems encountered with the roof operation.
11-06-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 188,706
Posted By Serndipity

The WIS document for the W208 roof switch...

The WIS document for the W208 roof switch locations is in post #10 at:

https://mbworld.org/forums/clk-class-w208/489489-clk-320-a.html
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