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Old 08-29-2003, 11:05 AM
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If the top lifts up a little but does not disengage from the pin at the rear, it is probably due to a bad cable adjustment.

The small lever inside the car should pull a locking pin to the right. Once you get the top off, you will see how simple it is.

When I had trouble with mine, I made a little tool from a bicycle spoke. A coat hanger would do as well. Just bend it into an "L" shape, with the "L" about an inch long.

Lift the hardtop a fraction and support it. Then insert the short end of the tool into right hand side of the hole. You need to push the locking pin a little to the right. Should only take a few seconds, and voila - the hardtop is free to lift.

1982 380SL

Previous cars of interest
1981 500SE
1976 Jaguar XJS
1974 Rover 3500
1953 Riley (before they became scarce)
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