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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Two issues I'm having, one is my top hasn't worked for a while, I replaced one of the hydraulic lines that was leaking about a year ago thinking that would fix it which it did not. I'm no longer able to put the top back manually seeing as the back doesn't unlatch when I try to press the switch...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, Have just joined the forum, having recently become the proud owner of a Saab 9-3 SE Convertible. Great car but it didn't take long before the soft top stopped working. It goes down ok but gives an SID Message (Check Soft Top). When I deliberately disable a 5th bow microprocessor this...
  3. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    When I got my Saab two years ago, the convertible top was not operational. I knew this when I bought it and figured I could fix it. I'm finally getting around to it and I was hoping someone on here might be able to diagnose its problem and give me a clue as to what it will take to fix it. It has...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Had an issues with a cage in my backseat when my top came up. The computer programing is now gone haywire... What is involved with reprogramming the controls?
  5. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I've got the fatal "Soft Top Failure" and looked inside...lo and behold, the metal prong on the 5th bow sensor was GONE. Not just bent out of shape, but you can see the stub where the prong used to be. Can't really think of a sturdy fix, so I want to buy another sensor.
  6. 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...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My wife's 2002 93 convertible has developed an issue with the soft top. She lowered her roof and told me that the first bow stated hitting the tonneau cover about 2 weeks ago. I didn't know anything about it. Well she lowered the roof and then then went to the store. So, she went to raise the...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there! Today I faced a problem with my 9-3 (2006) vector, convertible. I had for the first time a warning message on the SID while closing the soft top. The message 'Only manual operation possible. Contact service' came up after the cover was almost ready to close (click). The function...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just recently purchased my first Saab convertible and absolutely love it! A few weeks ago as I was letting the top down, I experienced a hesitation at the first bow. Two days later, I experienced a hesitation at the second bow. During each instance I released and pressed the roof switch...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am seriously considering a Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible... Any model from 2004 through 2007. Preferably the model closer to 2007. Had a chance to test drive a few models. My impression is that all are the best convertibles around all things considered. I have a couple questions/concerns. I...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am in desperate need of advice and will appreciate any information that you can provide. On June 6th, I purchased a 200 Saab 9-3 Convertible. The top seemed to operate slowly. The sales person said that “it just took a minute.” After driving the care for a few days, the top operated more...
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