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Old 09-24-2003, 08:20 AM
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Cool Convertible latch leak

I have a 98 SL500. Is replacing the convertible latches over the windshield fairly easy for a DIY’er.


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Old 09-24-2003, 12:53 PM
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Depends on the DIYer, requires a torx bit set & about 1 hour.
WE rarely replace the complete latch($350. each) but only the hydraulic cylinder($140. each)

Make sure to use the correct fluid & to top-off the fluid.
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Old 09-24-2003, 02:20 PM
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Kinda a handy

I am kinda handy with cars ( I am new to MB's ).
My problem is how to access the cylinder. Is it easy to get to?
What size Torx are we talking about?

Thanks a bunch.

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