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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure the car is on level ground. I had the same problem several times. Finally figured out in talking with the Audi service adivsor that if the car is on a hill (like my driveway) internal sensors can't tell the position of the top so it stops.
The owners manual has procedures for manually closing/locking the top.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
SOURCE: Saab roof starts to open
The 94-98 Saab 900 cars have numerous top issues that are known. The
primary issue is the design of the convertible top Tonneau motor that
is located in the right rear quarter panel behind the light. The
problem with the original motors was that there was not enough strength
in the housing that held the motor to support the top movement because
the teeth on the gear drive would get chewed up when the motor moved
out of position. The failure of the Tonneau motor causes the top to
chatter about half way up or down because the teeth of the motor gears
would get chipped off. Replacement of the gears or replacement of the
motor is the only repair and the convertible top Control module must be
programmed after the repair by someone with a Saab Tech 2 computer tool
which is used to program the top potentiometer settings. If you catch this problem early enough it can be repaired by using the bracket reinforcement kit.
Check latches is also a common failure which displays on the Saab Information Display (SID) Generally, this failure is due to problems with the micro-switch located in the latches that secure the convertible top when up.
Another issue with the convertible tops has been the control module that controls the top electronically. The major problem with this is device is that it looses the ability to communicate with the Saab tech 2 tools. This problem appears to have been solved in the newest versions of the ECM.
This TSB covers the known issues with NG 900 vert tops. There are numerous others for the 9-3 tops.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: Saab 2004 9-3 Convertible
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
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
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