SLK convertible roof cable


New Member
Aug 18, 2011
SLK 230
Hi guys,

I am new to the forum and am looking for some advice.
I own a SLK 230 ('97 model) and have a problem with one of the flaps which operates when putting the roof down. It appears that one of the cables has snapped which means that when I put the roof down the left flap doesn't move in and out as it should. I can still get the roof to fold away but I have to manually fold the flap with one hand while the other hand is on the red button - which is a bit of a nuisance. Just wondered if anyone else has had this problem and whether the cable can be mended without having to take it to a mechanic. If anyone knows what parts to buy and how this can be done I would be grateful.
Cheers, Carl


MB Enthusiast
Apr 17, 2009
1996 E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
Take it along to a Dealer, they will be able to price up a replacement. I know they used to sell the main tension cables for the 124 roof, so they should be in the business of selling similar parts for the later SLK.....

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