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Old 04-21-2019, 06:16 AM
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R230 sl500 2006 2001 ml430
roof problem

hello from Spain i have a 2006 sl 500 export version when trying to open roof yesterday only the boot opened dashboard indicator says in
operation but nothing happening upon closing boot the roof did not seem to be tight in place small gap left can anyone help
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CURRENT: 2011 SL550, 2010 ML350, FORMER: 2007 CLK550 Cabriolet, 2002 C240, 2001 ML320, 1984 300TD
Here's a diagnostic aid published by MBZ that might help:

http://benzbits.com/r230/Roof/VarioR...gnosticAid.pdf

Your best bet is to pull codes from the roof controller. A generic OBDII scanner won't do that - you need a specialized tool. MBZ's SDS (Star Diagnosis) is the best choice and a "Chinese clone" unit can be bought for under $500, pre-installed on a (used) laptop. There are also some less capable and less expensive hand-held units like the iCarsoft i980 and MBII, and the Autel MD802 Elite.
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