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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3834 Also, there is...
  7. 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. C900 Workshop
    Is this possible? I can't see how to pull it apart!
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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