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Good day I own a 2007 saab 9-3 TID right hand drive. I replaced the entire roof because it was leaking and I could not get the canvas alone. The roof now refuse to come out the boot it says manual operation. When I pull it up half way it makes it way to the front but it does not latch and back does not go down. When I manually latch it at the front back goes down windows come up. When I try to put it down it unleashes Saya manual mode when I try again it goes as far as roof entering boot but not sliding all the way down then Saya manual mode only
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Good day I own a 2007 saab 9-3 TID right hand drive. I replaced the entire roof because it was leaking and I could not get the canvas alone. The roof now refuse to come out the boot it says manual operation. When I pull it up half way it makes it way to the front but it does not latch and back does not go down. When I manually latch it at the front back goes down windows come up. When I try to put it down it unleashes Saya manual mode when I try again it goes as far as roof entering boot but not sliding all the way down then Saya manual mode only
It's not clear from your post if you fitted the roof yourself or had someone else do it. I'm no expert, but if the replacement was because of a leak and not a faulty operating system, it does sound as if something has gone wrong when fitting it, throwing up this new problem that wasn't there before.

There are a number of sensors, hydraulic rams, a control unit and a fluid reservoir, as well as any electrical connections. Personally I would start by checking everything you can in a methodical way to ensure that all the lines are connected properly (each one I think has a specific place to run to/from), all other connections are good and so on. The quickest and easiest check would be the fluid reservoir which is behind a panel in the boot. Make sure it has enough fluid and if not, top it up.

Sometimes the simplest things can be the cause. You may struggle to find anyone in your area with a Tech 2, and buying one then using it is not a simple or straightforward task. I would imagine there are soft top specialists available in your area who could help.

Have a look at this link to the Saab Workshop Information System, which at least has detailed schematics to refer to:


I also have this link, which captures most of that info in a post from another forum:

Good luck.
 
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