CLK 500 A209 soft top issue

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gassit320
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CLK 500 A209 soft top issue

Post by gassit320 » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 12:25 am

Hi all, just took possession of my 2004 CLK 500 which I bought over the internet from Sydney. Overall very happy with the car but a few niggling issues, one of which is with the roof. I noticed the semi hard plastic trim around the rear window which has the fabric neatly tucked under it after the roof is closed has 2 areas, one on each side where the plastic had bent under for a few centimetres. I tried putting a plastic thin spatula between the canvas and the plastic trim to try and straighten it, which it did to an extent, but now on one side the canvas doesn't tuck under the plastic trim for 4-5 cm. I don't suppose anyone lese has had these issues and if so, where did you go to get it fixed? I'm in Perth and my mechanic (25+ years on Benz) kind of scratched his head and suggested maybe a motor trimmer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I should add the car has only done 88K and other than this issue the roof seems in very good nick

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Re: CLK 500 A209 soft top issue

Post by CraigB » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 7:47 am

I can't think of anyone specifically that has one of these on here but you never know. I recommend to also have a look on some of the US forums like Benzworld where there are a few more of these on the roads
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gassit320
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Re: CLK 500 A209 soft top issue

Post by gassit320 » Mon 07 Mar, 2016 5:06 pm

Thanks Craig

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