2001 SL500 I recently manually lowered my soft top and put my hard top on. When I started the car the top release button flashed and the car made a beeping noise. It eventually stopped making the noise when I continued to drive but the light still flashed. Now the light stays on and my steering wheel is locked. The key turns the car on but again I can’t turn the steering wheel. I don’t know if the two are related.

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The two are not related. 

Check the level in the convertible top reservoir. You may have a slow leak. 

If the level is good then you most likely have a bad lift cylinder. 

This guide should help. 

https://www.youcanic.com/u/xfire/troubleshooting-convertible-problems

 

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