W212 Estate load cover lifting after hatch closes

paul_f

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My W212 has started lifting the load cover to the upper position once the hatch has closed.

Anyone else had this problem and know of a solution?

Even if the cover isn't pulled across, the motor still runs and lifts the tracks up after the hatch is closed

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According to the manual it will lift if it back up if it thinks there is an obstruction - so I guess it must be a sensor problem

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I am having the same problem with mine, did you find a solution ?
 
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paul_f

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After about a week it reset itself and had been fine since!
I was just about to start stripping it down when I spotted it was okay.

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OK thanks, mine has done the same before but it seems to be more determined this time ! I noticed there is a metal tip or magnet in the right hand clip (the bit that engages in the slot) but the left hand one is hollow, I am worried that I have lost the tip out of the left hand one ... I don't suppose you happen to know if yours is the same or if you have a tip on both sides ?
 

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OK thanks, mine has done the same before but it seems to be more determined this time ! I noticed there is a metal tip or magnet in the right hand clip (the bit that engages in the slot) but the left hand one is hollow, I am worried that I have lost the tip out of the left hand one ... I don't suppose you happen to know if yours is the same or if you have a tip on both sides ?

Just looked. Mine has the 'tip' in the RH end only. The LH end is hollow.

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As does mine. It works by the microswitch at the bottom of the track being actuated. I got into the boot and watched what the tracks did.

I then actuated both switches to see if it stopped it retracting the guides and it did. But that didn't fix it

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Many thanks for looking, I will try WD40 first and hope it recovers by itself, but at least I can stop searching for a missing tip :thumb:
 

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