Is your Mercedes-Benz convertible pump not running, and its fuse keeps blowing? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the convertible pump of your Mercedes-Benz.
Common symptoms indicating the convertible pump needs to be replaced:
- The convertible pump won’t run
- The convertible fuse keeps blowing
- The convertible relay burned up
- A leak from the convertible fluid reservoir or motor
What you will need
- Mercedes Convertible Top Pump
- Convertible Hydraulic Fluid – 1 litter
- Pentosin CHF 11s Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids
- Febi Bilstein Central Hydraulic Oils 02615
- Mercedes OEM Fluid 0009899103
- Flathead screwdriver
- 10mm – 15 mm Metric Sockets
- 5mm Allen key
- Fluid transfer pump or a large syringe
- Open the trunk and locate the convertible pump on the left side of the trunk.
- Remove the plastic retainer screws. They simply pop out. Remove the panel.
- Remove the tonneau cylinder locking pins. Remove the retainer from the lower pin with a flathead screwdriver.
- Remove the upper pin and disconnect the cylinder. You don’t need to remove the cylinder completely. Simply move it to the side to make room to pull out the convertible top pump.
- Remove the 10mm nut that secures the pump to the frame.
- Remove the 10mm nut for the ground wire. It is located right behind the hydraulic lines. Disconnect the wire.
- Lift the cover from the positive junction box. Remove the 10mm bolt and disconnect the positive cable.
- Unplug the electrical connector. Squeeze the connection, then pull it to disconnect it from the pump.
- Remove the three bolts on top of the plate with the hydraulic lines. This is also known as the manifold plate.
- Pull up the manifold plate, then pull the hydraulic lines out one by one until all of them are removed. Hydraulic lines are completely disconnected.
- Remove the hydraulic pump from the vehicle. The convertible pump removed.
- Install the new convertible pump in reverse order. Connect the electrical connector’s negative and positive wires.
- Connect all the hydraulic lines and tighten the three aluminum bolts. Don’t overtighten the bolts. These are aluminum bolts and can easily strip. It is not the pressure from the plate that prevents fluid leaks. The O rings are present at the tip of each line.
- Remove the brass bolt on the side of the reservoir and use a syringe to fill up the reservoir. Once the reservoir is full, fluid will start to come out of the fill hole. All the lines should be connected at this point.
- Reinstall and tighten the brass bolt by hand. Operate the convertible top two to three times.
- Recheck the convertible top fluid level by looking at the side of the translucent reservoir. Add convertible top fluid as needed. The level will drop as you operate the top a couple of times. After a couple of top open/close operations, the air should be removed from the cylinders, at which point you shouldn’t lose any more fluid unless there is a leak.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bleed the lines?
You do not need to bleed the air from the cylinders or lines. The system will return the air back to the reservoir as you cycle the convertible top a few times. Top off the convertible top fluid level and add more fluid if the level drops below the min level.
What are the common symptoms of a bad Convertible Pump?
The convertible pump won’t run
The convertible fuse keeps blowing
The convertible relay burned up
A leak from the convertible fluid reservoir or motor
How much would it cost to repair a convertible top?
It costs around $500 – $1000.
We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz Convertible Pump Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.