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  1. 2000 9-3 Viggen Convertible - soft top issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I'm a brand new member, so please forgive me if i mess up some forum etiquette! (but definitely let me know if I do) I have a 2000 9-3 Viggen Convertible (I've had it for just over a year, the original owner was my uncle who passed away, and I purchased it from the estate because it...
  2. 9-3 convertible soft top issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just replace the Left Tonneau Cover Lift Cylinder on my 2005 Linear. I now have an issue with the back of the soft top lifting to begin the open top process. The back of the soft top lifts about an inch and I then receive a "soft top not locked, try again" message. I can manually move the...
  3. Convertible Top Rear Bow Won't Close Automatically

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    03 9-3 SE Convertible Turbo top functioning OK except that when I put top back up near the end of the closing sequence I find that the rear bow is not dropping down to close/latch. Not sure if I'm doing anything wrong but think the mechanism likely has issue on this bow only. When I open top I...
  4. 9-3 SE Convt woes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My saab story. I've had this '03 9-3 since approx. '08. It has been in storage(garage) in Fla. for nearly 2 yrs. The convt. had stopped doing "all" its cycle before I put it away. I now want to bring it back. I've found the leak: a line has completely pop out of it's fitting at the cylinder. So...
  5. Convertible top questions, 2000 9.3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So, I recently purchased this low mileage 9.3 and the 5th bow was not latching. The previous owner had driven it this way for over a year and thought there was some problem with microswitches, but could offer no details. I found the pump was low on fluid, filled it, and found the top would run...
  6. What to beware of in 2002 9-3 Convertible

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey Gang. I had a 2001 9-5 that was recently totaled at 186,500 miles (may she rest in peace). I'm shopping around for a replacement and I ran across a 2002 9-3 2.0 Convertible with 50K miles and a clean carfax (no wrecks, original paint), 4 new tires etc. that I can get for cheap. I know...
  7. How do I check hydraulic fluid for conv. top

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a '99 9-3 conv with an error message : check soft top. There is no motor sound and the top has not worked for the past year. From reading I want to check the hydraulic fluid. How do I do this? Where do I purchase fluid? Any other suggestions welcome. Thank you.
  8. New Saab Owner

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Everyone, I just purchased an 03 93 convertible. The convertible top needs the two inner cylinders replaced. Is there such a thing a a rebuilt cylinder? If these two are bad, does it mean the two outer ones are bad? My driver seat will move forwards and backwards, but it won't tilt...
  9. Replacing top lift cylinders on a 91 Convertible

    C900 Workshop
    I am replacing the top lift cylinders in my 1991 900 turbo convertible - I got the back seat out fine with the side panels. I took the seat and side panels out with the top down. Do I need to put the top up to remove the cylinders? Any other input would be appreciated. I read what Mel Smith...