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soft top failure

  1. 2004 9-3 Soft Top trouble

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    We put the soft top down for the first time to enjoy the weather. Upon trying to put up, hydraulic fluid started spewing everywhere on the rear drivers side. The soft top came up but did not latch at the windshield, the tonneau cover closed, but the soft top did not seal at the back either...
  2. Convertible Top Issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So when I try to put my convertible top down on my 2004 9-3 ARC convertible, it'll say "soft top obstructed, please clear items". The problem is there is nothing in my trunk. Could it be oil for the convertible motor? There is literally nothing in my trunk that is obstructing it.
  3. 5th Bow Micro switch DIY fix

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 99 9-3 convertible I picked up for my son and the top would stick going back. After researching the problem here on Saab Central I found the 5th bow microswitch was the likely problem. However, this switch is hard if not impossible to find and if you do find it, they are very expensive...
  4. Tired of this dinging!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got more than a couple hundred thousand miles on my car. It shows. It makes me sad that someone would let it fall to this disrepair... If it breaks - fix it! Regardless, onto the point of the post! "Check Soft Top" - gets displayed on the SID (2) pretty much every time I accelerate, or...
  5. soft top won't latch on

    C900 Workshop
    Hi. I recently came into ownership of a 1988 Saab 900 S. I have one HUGE issue: the roof won't go forward enough for me to lock the roof because the motor seems to no work going up. The roof's 'teeth' stop about an inch from going into the holes on top of the front windshield. Has anyone else...
  6. 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...
  7. Crap, we made it worse, help! (soft top clutch)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Our convertible was recently struck with a broken soft top hydraulic clutch. I didn't know the problem at first so we grudgingly took it to the stealership and they told us what they thought was wrong. They put the top up (it was stuck down) and we said no to the 500+ quote. They stuck us...