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  1. 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?
  2. 5th Bow Potentiometer Replacement...Difficult?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Was informed that I need a new 5th bow potentiometer. Mechanic said it's bad, which is why my toneau cover is not operating. Is that a difficult fix? Where is the best place to get one at a reasonable cost? :o
  3. WTF? Convertible pump valve

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi folks. Help please with girlfriend's '03 9-3 Convertible. I see there is a "valve" that can be accessed by popping off the 2" round rubber cover behind the rear seat. And that it can open and close. WHY did Saab go through the trouble of making this accessible, and when/why would it be used...
  4. 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...
  5. 06 Aero Convertible - died ???

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 Aero Convertible - today at work i went to put the top down remotely w/ the key fob. I forgot i had my clubs in the trunk, so the top tried to go down for about 5 seconds before i realized it wasn't going down. So I cleared the trunk and decided to start the engine to finish putting the...
  6. For Sale: 95 Saab 900 Convertible Top w/ Rear Window, Headliner, Tonneau, Motors, Control Modul

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    95 Saab 900 Convertible Top w/ Rear Window Headliner, 4 Working Convertible top lift Motors Convertible Tonneau Cover Lid missing some hardware Tonneau Motor Control module
  7. For Sale: 95 - 98 Saab 900 Convertible Top with Rear Heated Window Headliner 4 Working Motors

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    95 - 98 Saab 900 Convertible Top with Rear Heated Window Headliner 4 Working Motors Serious Inquiries only please This near complete convertible top came off a 95 Saab 900. We believe it is OEM original. We tested the 4 electric motors. They all work fine as you can see the convertible top...
  8. For Sale: 2000 9-3 Part Out

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am parting out my red 2000 Saab 9-3, red convertible (tag: vert). The car had 82,XXX miles on it. All parts are OEM and come with required hardware. Email me for extra details, pictures, or information. Buyer pays shipping. Prices are negotiable. PLEASE REPLY TO [email protected]
  9. For Sale: Hoses for 2003 9-3 convertible top pump-HELP!

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hi- I am looking for hoses to replace those that are leaking on my 2003 9-3 convertible top pump: 0-4856514 R-4856555 N-4856530 P-4856571 I need a lucky star...this car has cost me a TON of time and money: replaced motor, replaced convertible top, just need these hoses and I'll be done. I'll...
  10. 01 9-3 convertible top leaks, headliner velcro tabs?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I am a new owner of a 2001 9-3 convertible that leaks a little in heavy rain. I haven't ever had a convertible before, and I expect a little leakage from a ten year old top. But I wonder how much is a sign that something is wrong. I just came back from driving back from a weekend...
  11. 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...
  12. 1990 Saab 900 Turbo convertible

    Cars for Sale - UK & Europe
    Red 1990 Saab 900 Turbo convertible 103,000 miles automatic transmission. No A/C, no rust, no snow, no salt, transmission leaks fluid. It either needs a new oil pan, or the casing of the transmission needs a new gasket. New speakers with head unit, new front hood. Located in the DFW area of...
  13. changing hydraulic oil and maybe hydraulic pump for convertible top

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I had one problem and now I think I've created another. Preliminaries: I did a boneheaded thing. :nono; ;oops: My 1999 93 convertible top wasn't working as designed. I took it to my independent Saab mechanic who found 3 of the 4 hydraulic cylinders were leaking. He quoted me something in the...
  14. For Sale: NG900 Wheels and Subwoofer and convertible part.

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hi all, My '98 900 Vert recently had an epic airbag fail and has gone on to Valhalla (where all good Swedish cars go after an honorable life). Before the car got hauled off, I retrieved a couple of valuable parts that I think might be useful to somebody else: First, I have a new-in-box...
  15. 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...
  16. Softtop Malfunction

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-3 convertible and I am having problems with the soft top. When I start to lower to top the first stage works as the back part lifts up, but when its time for the compartment to open where the top will lower into it gets stuck. I can here ther motor struggling almost like it is...
  17. Convertable roof restore / clean

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a Saab 9-3 on a 07 plate with a black soft top... but I seem to be getting some lighter patches appearing where it folds are etc... I have washed with Autoglem but doesn't seem to make much difference, can anyone recommend any product that can restore the colour back to something like new...
  18. 'vert with sagging headliner

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So my '99 vert has a pretty saggy headliner and I'm wondering what can be done to tighten things up. Do I pull the headliner out and wash it in hot water to shrink it? It is stained from being wet but the top doesn't leak now. Are there cables I can tighten? Anybody have any ideas how to...
  19. Convertible top question #2

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I had the passenger side, outer most line to the top cylinder blow out at the fitting. I messed with it awhile getting the hose back on and off a few times, gluing, clamping the line, etc. while a new line arrived. I got the line replaced and refilled the tank with the right SAAB convertible...