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2001 saab convertible switch does nothing when pushed

No messages on sid and all fuses look good any ideas

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  • mphelan Feb 17, 2009

    the top does not go up or down

  • jarmentrout May 02, 2009

    2003 93 SE - everything was working great, then I purchased an AudioTroll (used of course) and hooked it up (while the top was down). The music is (was, I took it back out) great, but something must have happened to the brains that runs the top. It is completely dead, no notices on the SID, switch does nothing.

    After installing the AudioTroll, I suspected that the car thought the top was up, because the heater display was working like it does when the top is up, not down (shows the inside temp rather than the 0 - 10).

    So now the top does nothing at all. No response from the switch. Also, the two rear windows have stopped functioning as well. They were fine before. I checked the fuse for the rear windows and it looks fine. I don't know which fuse works the top mechanism.

    I checked all other functions and everything else works. I have unplugged the AudioTroll for now. I also disconnected the battery for a while thinking that some code needed to be reset.

    Anyone have any ideas? I have closed the top manually for now, but I can't really drive the car long term since I can't latch the 5th bow.

  • adrian halligan May 11, 2010

    sorry not enough information


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OK... I think it's working... Here's what it seems to be. When I installed the AudioTroll, I mounted it to the heating duct along with the two bundles of wires in the console of the right side foot well. 

I went in and completely removed the audiotroll and it still didn't work. So moved the wires around and the top started to work again. Then I started to install the Audiotroll again and checked the top functions after each step. All went well until I started to mount the actual control box.

Apparently somewhere in one of those bundles of wires one is bad, probably one of the ones that goes into the up-down top switch bundle is bad. Probably one of the wires is also used for the rear windows, which is why they didn't work either. 

So the AudioTroll is back in and working (works with an older Nano, but not my touch by the way...) And the top is now working and the car is back together, but I don't really know what to do with the bad wire. Guess I could ignore it until it malfunctions again, which could be never... I guess.

I guess I should dig in to the harness at some point. Anyone else have this happen, and if so what did you do? Is there a replacement harness?

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