Mercedes CLK roof

Question by Lockingpin64 posted 2 months 2 weeks ago in 2003-2009 (W209)

I have just bought a CLK convertible, but the roof does not work. Investigation reveals that the 2 plastic (?) pins that should hold the top of the boot separator onto the frame of the hood are missing, presumably broken by the previous owner. If you shut the microswitch in the boot that should be closed by the load area separator, the roof works, but without the pins, the separator swings from side to side, and does not apply pressure to the microswitch. Where can I buy these plastic pins, which, as there are holes on both sides, i assume are fitted in pairs. I also need the little rubber washer/ grommet that fits into the hole on the separator to hold the pin in place. I have enquired from a couple of "Mercedes specialists", but have yet to receive a reply of any sort.

Also, the vendor who got the roof to work apparently did not apply the parking brake, and the roof still worked. Do you have to apply the foot mounted handbrake for the roof to work?