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Re: Saab 93 convertible roof won't open
Your tonneau motor is probably bad, though reprogramming the limits may fix it. You will need the factory tool, unfortunately. There is a lot of information on this webpage. Be sure to read the information relating to updates on 1995 models.
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Believe it or not its a 12 dollar plastic peice that broke happened to me grinding nosie hatch not opening ... brought it to saab got the call its a 12 dollar part but takes 5-6 hours 700 dollars to fix that.. so I thought to do it myself because it broke again if done wrong the roof will twist and bye bye window hello hole new soft top
Take a look at www.saabservices.com website, and click on convertible top issues. There is a huge amount of stuff there, including diagnostics info at the bottom of the page. The tonneau motor is the most common problem, and they sell them. Another possible issue is a bad 5th bow potentiometer. Good luck!
To check the oil level open the boot - at the very back remove the 4 plastic clips that hold the carpet in place. Slightly to the left of the center there are 2 holes - shine a light in the bottom and look through the top one to check the level.
To add oil - fold down the seat backrest. Remove the plastic trim - held on by 4 screws and 2 pop out plastic cllips.
Undo the 8 large bolts that hold the cover in place - 2 on top and 3 on front and back.Then lift up the cover from the front edge. You will then be able to get to the resevoir - you will need a funnel to poor fluid in.
This happenrd to me the first few times after filling the tank. When the roof stops push the switch to up then back until movement stops then go back to down, eventually it will get rid of all the air in the system and the roof should start to work.
Try buying one of the manuals I have listed from ebay , the guy is a real gent and the manual is a fantastic help. Motros from Saab are not cheap but if the tonneau motor needs replacing, try here http://www.neobrothers.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=724 for a reconditioned one
CD manual can be found here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAAB-900-CONVERTIBLE-HOOD-REPAIR-TROUBLESHOOT-MANUAL_W0QQitemZ220365143328QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET?hash=item334ec93d20&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A30
Had same problem, in the boot right hand side, behind the removable panel there is : 1 - a hydraulic reservoir which must be at correct level. 2 - a black box (stc) this controls the roof system, switch ignition off then pull the 2 connectors off for 30sec then reconnect. This worked and hope this resolves your problem