W209 Cabrio Tension Cable Adjustment

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by wesneary, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. wesneary

    wesneary New Member

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    All,

    Just purchased a new 2004 w209 CLK Cabrio and must say i am over the moon so far, however after a sunny weekend and the roof going up and down multiple times i came across an issue with the roof when up, i noticed that a small piece of leather was protruding in the area of the rear glass, Having searched on other forums it would appear that this is due to a loosening of the tensioning cables inside the roof.

    I found this heath robinson solution Material protuding from aft window of Ragtop - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum however dont really just want to zip tie it i would rather get the problem solved.

    Has anyone done this is it a DIY job or something best left to a specialist trimmer? If anyone who has done it could provide any pics of what needs doing that would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    wesneary

    wesneary New Member

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  3. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    I wouldnt muck about with this - I would take it to a soft top specialist that knows the model.

    Where are you located so that someone might recommend somewhere?
     

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