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Old 09-30-2007, 02:27 PM
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Question Hard Top Locking Problem

Hello. I just joined today, and am the owner of a 1995 SL 320. I have stored the hard top in the garage for a couple years, and decided yesterday to put the top on. The soft top raises and lowers perfectly, but when I put the hard top on, the red light stays lit on the button and I can hear one of the rear hydraulic cylinders continuing to run intermitently. The top appears securely latched down, but if you try to drive the vehicle the alarm beeps. I actally just sold the car to my brother (bought myself a '96 SL320) and he wants to take the top to his home several hours away, but I don't think that would be wise with the hydraulic cylinder trying to run. Has anyone ever come across this?? Thanks, Bryan
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:11 PM
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Sometimes the battery voltage is just a little too low for the pump to build enough pressure. Try reving the engine a bit while holding the switch.
Resistance is Futile.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by btp1961 View Post
...but I don't think that would be wise with the hydraulic cylinder trying to run.
The pump will only run if you press the top control switch, so this is not a concern.

Reading codes would identify which latch is causing the alarm to sound. You'd need a $1.29 LED from Radio Shack, and the procedure is described in many threads in this forum.
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