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  1. 2003 93 SE Convo top help to OPEN manually

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Need some help. My top won't open or close anymore. Determined the hydraulic arms are bad whatever they're called. I put in fluid and it worked just to get it open and closed and all the fluid ended up on the ground. Ok so here's the thing, brilliant that we are dad and I, we closed it with...
  2. Convertible Top fail...after battery died

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Folks, have a question for you. The alternator went out on my 900 S and the battery died. Diode opened, battery drained...typical. Well...after we charged the battery and have replaced the alternator, all is good...except now the top won't open. I spend $800 having the top repaired last fall...
  3. 1999 convertible 9-3 top will not respnd

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    my 1999 Saab 9-3 convertible does not respond. I get three messages: 1. check soft top latches. 2. soft top error 3. a beep when I try the switch Coincidently, the truck lid button in the driver's door also quit working the same time as the top. I let open the top-receptacle bag in the trunk...
  4. Convertible Top Will Not Close!?!?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I don't know what's wrong, but the top is stuck as you can see in the first photo and won't move up or down. I'm not sure if there is something wrong with the motor but I don't see anything broken on either side. Any idea what might be the problem?
  5. "Manual Operation Only" question...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I recently had my 07 Aero conv start saying manual operation only when you go to lower the top. The weird thing is the day it started doing that I had some other electrical problems like my right front indicator light temporarily going out and my engine going crazy. I believe it was...
  6. Oil Leak

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hopefully someone can give me some direction here... I just purchased a 2002 Saab 93 Turbo Convertible. I have noticed an oil leak and I am not sure if its the crankshaft or camshaft seal. See pictures here: Also, there is...
  7. HELP, multiple issues. are they related?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok, we left the hood up overnight,(in garage) and the battery died. So we charged battery and put back in car. Since then we have had steering wheel lock malfunction alarm, the car sometimes doesn't start and sometimes when it does it wont move out of park. Although, sometimes everything goes...
  8. Rebuild covert roof switch?

    C900 Workshop
    Is this possible? I can't see how to pull it apart!
  9. Convertible Top Lid Gets Stuck

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all! I had my 2005 9-3 Aero convertible in storage for about a year and was really happy when I just took it out for a spin. I brought the top down and noticed the lid stops before closing completely, seemingly by some phantom in the trunk but the trunk is completely empty. If I fiddle...
  10. 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.
  11. SE Convertible top troubles

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I recently tried raising the top on my Saab to go for a drive. I have always had to help the tonneu cover raise, which didn't bother me too much. But on that day, after getting the soft top down completely. the tonneu would not latch on the right side and made a chattering noise, followed by the...
  12. Soft top problems - 2000 9-3 Turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    First off, I'm new to this... so please bear with me! I recently obtained a 2000 Saab 9-3 Turbo Convertible. Its been running great, and I'm absolutely in love with the car. A few weeks ago, the plastic top handle broke when I was taking the top down. I was still able to bring the top up and...
  13. 2000 Saab 9-3 Convertible Top won't lift

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My hoses and cylinder/rams are also leaking. I've addressed all that and even had East of Sweden reset the computer. Now, when I initiate the sequence to drop my top, the hydraulic motor works and the the area just below the back window lifts about 1/2 inch. Then I get the fault indication in...