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Mercedes Benz (The Vario roof of the SLK is leaky )

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14,18,The Vario roof of the SLK is leaky.|||
19,31,Apply special lubricant to all|suspected leaky areas.||
32,38,Carefully check the vehicle for leaky|areas from the outside.||
39,43,Pay particular attention to checking the bar |seal between the front and rear side window.||
44,47,Ensure that the gap dimension is correct!|||
48,50,If not, water can enter here.|||
51,53,Adjust the front window if necessary.|||
54,57,Also check the gap dimensions|at joint 1 and 2.||
58,62,Joint 2 is correct.|||
63,71,Joint 1 is relatively large, meaning that|water can enter.||
72,80,Check vehicle for damp areas.|Carefully feel the seat upholstery and carpet.||
81,84,Have a large quantity of dry towels ready.|||
89,94,A rain test will show you where|the leaks are actually located.||
96,99,Spray water on suspected leaky areas|for at least five minutes.||
104,109,Ideally, look for leaks from the inside|of the vehicle.||
110,114,Your suspicions are confirmed – water|is entering at joint 1.||
115,121,If no water enters after five minutes,|keep spraying the vehicle for at least |20 minutes more.|
122,125,The water may need time|to penetrate into the vehicle interior.||
127,130,The rain test can also be performed using|the towels mentioned earlier.||
131,138,Place sufficient towels on the seat and |footwell so that you find all of the leaks.||
140,145,Perform a rain test again.|||
147,151,After 20 minutes, check whether and where|water has entered.||
152,156,Before opening the door, dry off|the water from the outside.||
160,165,As previously, water has again entered|at joint 1.||
170,173,The repair can now be performed|in the workshop.||
174,180,The repair should also be performed if |the contact pressure of the two seals |on the joint is too high.|
180,183,The rubber seals can ripple and|water can enter.||
184,189,Here, the contact pressure of the seals at|joint 1 is insufficient and must be corrected.||
190,195,Dry the entire roof area including|rear window and side windows.||
196,200,The roof must be in the intermediate position|for this.||
201,205,A support is used to ensure that|the roof does not suddenly collapse.||
206,210,Remove the key to depressurize|the hydraulic components.||
213,218,Remove the four screws from the front section.|||
223,228,Lever out the five clips on the back|using a plastic wedge.||
231,236,The headliner is now loose and can be|removed downwards.||
240,246,The seal through which the water enters |the interior compartment is now accessible.||
247,250,Loosen the screws holding the seal|to the weatherstrip rail. ||
251,255,The seal can now be moved and|optimally positioned.||
256,262,This prevents water entry at the joints.|||
263,267,Apply some force to pull the seal|into the desired position.||
274,280,Retighten all screws.|||
285,288,Check the seal for correct seating.|||
289,306,To do so, remove the support|and close the Vario roof.||
308,315,Check the leaky area on joint 1|again with the roof closed.||
316,319,The gap dimension is correct and the seals|are touching each other cleanly.||
320,326,Here are the two gap dimensions again |for comparison: Before the repair at the top, |after the repair at the bottom.|
327,330,Perform another rain test|just to make sure.||
332,338,Note: When reinstalling, pay attention to the |two catch tabs on the side of the headliner.||
340,353,These must engage cleanly otherwise|the headliner will not be correctly seated.||
355,360,Finally, turn up the two lower sealing lips|towards the front.||

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