1996 Mercedes Benz 500sl



August, 10, 2009 AT 6:12 PM

Electrical problem
1996 Mercedes Benz 500sl V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 112000 miles

The convertable top will only go down half-way. Believe the problem to be in hydraulics. Where to check/fill hydraulic fluid?

2 Answers



August, 11, 2009 AT 8:11 AM

I have forwarded your question to our M/B tech. He will be with you shortly, thank you for your patience


car wizard

August, 11, 2009 AT 8:33 PM

The fluid may be low if you can here the pump stop running. The resivior and pump are in the trunk under the spare tire. If its low you have a leak. Look for oil around the rams, most common would be the windsheid pillar rams, but they all leak. Go to the benz store for the correct fluid. If the lighted top switch starts flashing you have a switch out of time or faulty. Im good at these, write me back if I can help. Good luck

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