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Old 7th April 2004
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Default Motor tonneau and tonneau flaps SAAB convertible


I have problems with the motor of the tonneau and the tonneau flaps of my SAAB convertible (1995). When opening the roof top it blocks sometimes. The roof is then willing to open when blocked at the back side which can cause serious problems to the roof. Also when closing the roof, after it has been opened, the tonneau flaps do not go up in order to close the tonneau. This has already led to 2 broken of flaps. My dealer (Italy) says that this is a well known problem and that my motor already has been renewed, but that it's just a matter of time and temperature (it blocks especcialy when it's hot outside).
Does anybody has an solution for this problem?

THNX, Pieter

SAAB 900 Convertible SE (1995)
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Old 7th April 2004
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I have the same year convertible as you and have just checked mine. There nothing connected to those little flaps. They are spring loaded to closed and are moved by the lowering or raising mechanism of the tonneau. I don't think it's the motor, just the alignment.
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Old 10th April 2004
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The flaps are driven by a driveshaft coming from the center of the tonneau. If the tonneau is not raising enough for the top to clear, the arm from the tonneau motor is probably twisted and will need to be replaced.
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