W208 Convertible - Roof Balance Cable

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by DarrenG, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. DarrenG

    DarrenG Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    CLK 320 Convertible
    The roof on my W208 doesn't retract unless I 'hold up' the front portion so that it can bend. And when closing it now bangs against the header rail rather than holding off a few cm's.

    I looked under the internal lining and found a steel cable adrift, the cable has parted company with the fixing at one end and is frayed, I think from looking at an exploded diagram that this is the 'balance cable'?

    Putting two and two together this appears to be the problem but my question is how difficult is this part to replace? If I can buy the part is it a simple job to replace?
  2. lt4vette

    lt4vette New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    roof balance cable

    Hi Darren - you mentioned in a later post that this forum helped you solve the balance cable problem, but I cannot find any replies to this post. I have the same problem with my 2000 W208 Cab - can you direct me to the replies with helped?


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