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Old 04-15-2002, 03:13 PM
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You are probably not going to find a lot of other 2003 SL owners here just yet...

MB could have certainly engineered the system so that you could just initiate and complete the entire operation with just one infared signal burst. I would guess that holding the button down for the entire top sequence is a safety feature.

All sorts of things could go wrong in the process...not necessarily with the top, but things like an overlooked package getting dragged into the top storage, a curious child sticking his/her hand between the hinges, a tree branch falling inside the mechanisms...

...may not be likely in your case, but I'd like to be able to abort the operation if something unforseen should happen, rather than watch your top damage itself (or others) in an attempt to complete the operation.
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