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Convertible top acting up

The top seems to be erratic in the opening and closing...sometimes when opening it's perfect..Then when closing it or should we say putting it up it seems to bind up and get stuck as the rear window is in place but the panal behind hasn't set down to the trunk...someone said the computer needs to be reset...Help

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There are a number of known issues affecting the 9-3 convertible top. TSB 811-1989 describes a problem and fix for the cables to the lock for the top cover.
TSB 811-2101 refers to the jamming of the top cover due to a deformed hinge and provides the fix for this.
TSB 811-2160 deals with instances where the first bow hits the top cover while the top is opening, due to a deformed shear pin, and provides that repair procedure.
Where the soft top cannot be operated or it stops in mid-operation, the SID displays the message CHECK
SOFT TOP COVER, and the following diagnostic trouble codes are be generated: B2025, B2026, B2030, B2031, refer to TSB 811-2236.
Any of these four problems can result in the top cover failing to open and close properly, and can interrupt the smooth operation of the opening and closing of the top.
Finally, the top may somehow have otherwise become out of sync and this does indeed require a Tech 2 diagnostic scan and programming tool to correct. All Saab dealerships have this tool, and an increasing number of independent shops that do appreciable work on Saabs are so equipped now.




Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • Jeff
    Jeff Nov 29, 2008

    Incidentally, this problem has been posted here as affecting a 2002 9-5 convertible. Since Saab has never made a 9-5 convertible, the links posted in the response are for the 2002 9-3 convertible.

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