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if the battery is completely dead... there is a way to open the trunk from the inside. it involves putting the rear seat down. in the middle under the back window theres an emergency rear seat release. lower the seat, and then pull emergency trunk release on the top of the trunk door. hope this helped.
Rear seat cushion-fold forwards,release plastic clip from hinge,remove wiring multiplug if applicable.Lift out cushion.(40% backrest)Tilt forward approx 20degrees,use a screwdriver to release catch retainer on outer pivot pin.lift backrest and withdraw from inner pivot pin.Lift the backrest from inside vehicle.(will only lift out if backrest is tilted forward 20degrees from verticle. 60% section can then be removed on saloons by releasing the lock with a finger and pulling from the anchor pins.On estates unscrew centre seat belt lower mounting and unscrew hinge pin from centre support. unhook upholstery clip and lift backrest from lefthand side mounting.slide backrest towards the door to release centre pinlug and withdraw backrest from inside the vehicle. Refit in reverse order.
The three usual ways to remove lower portion of seat (depending on make of vehicle) are -
1. If possible move front seats all the way forward and get in back so you can use knee to push in hard (towards back of car) on lower section while pulling front edge up. Seat is hooked in tab on floor of car. You have to do this on both sides.
2. At spot where carpet goes under lip of lower cushion look for small tabs. You pull the tab and pull up on front of seat. Again on both sides.
3. At rear edge of lower cushion press down (usually near those tabs for car seat) and look for bolt that holds back of seat in. You have to crush cushion down and use a light but you will see a bolt on each side that must be taken out. Bolt is going through a metal hoop that is part of seat frame.
If you lower the rear seat there is a **** in the carpet on the left hand side. Put your hand through and pull the red lever all the way down this will disengage the motors and alow you to lower the roof manully. Make sure you don't put the rear seat back up or it will push the leaver back up and you won't be able to move the roof hope this helps.
Fold rear seat forward
Remove plastic cover (6 plastic clips)
Remove bolts (8or9) holding motor cover
Lift front of cover up (motor should be upright at this point)
There is a line on the white plastic reservoir that indicates when full
Use care to rute the lines when refitting the motor assembly
The pump comes as a complete unit from autozone for about $470. You should be able to gain acess under the rear seat to replace the pump. What you can do is remove the rear seat(making sure there is in fact an acess panel) and the trun the key adn see if you can hear the feul pump prime the system. If not, turn the key again and "smack" the pump assembly and see if it kicks on. If it does, replace it. If not it would be a good idea to get someone to jump it with the harness disconnected and see if it comes on or you can take a chance and replace it. It could fix it.
yes there is a manual winding mech. i think under around rear seats,thats where the relay and fues are for the auto roof, normally its quite easy to get the motors working on mech, you need multi meter , fuses and a psare relay.
There's a red lever behind the rear passenger seat, fold down the rear seats to the trunk and you'll see it. Pull the lever down, and this should disengage the convertible motor. You should now be able to move the top up or down with some resistance against the hydraulic fluid left in the lines.
First, check the fuses for the hydraulic motor; if they're blown, replace and monitor (why did they blow? Perhaps an overload, or ...) These fuses are located in the engine bay on top of the fender by the front right wheel housing.
Next check the voltage supply to the top switch, possibly a loose connection or broken wire.
Also check relays C (raising top) and D (lowering top) under the rear seat.
Lastly check for voltage at the pump, also under the rear seat, when the switch is actuated, and that the voltage polarity reverses when the switch is actuated the other way (up or down).
After that, it's a hydraulic/mechanical problem. Check the fluid level in the pump reservoir (use SAAB fluid to top up if low) Fluid level should be at the upper marker with top down, and at the lower marker with top up.
Check behind the rear seat side panels that the piston shaft is still properly attached to the roof mechanism bracket at one end, and the piston itself is still firmly attached to the body. Look for any leakage from the system.
If all tests out OK and looks good under the rear seat and behind the side panels, then there is the possibility that the piston seals have failed and the fluid is just circulating around without activating the piston. Pistons are available (http://www.convertibletopguys.com/cgi-local/displaycat.cgi?cat=584 - scroll down) but the entire system should be removed to avoid getting hydraulic fluid on the interior.
However, that fact that you can operate the hood using the bypass valve (manually) would indicate that the hydraulics are likely OK, and that it's probably an electrical or mechanical problem.
you'll need to remove the console, as the key switch is between the seats. remove the shift boot cover and undo two console hold down screws (Torx 25) in front of the shift lever; there are two more in the aperture remaining when you take out the rear ashtray. Turn on the ignition key so you can put the shifter into neutral, and slide the console up and out between the seats (squeeze fit between the seat belt connectors) It's much easier if you get a sacrificial key cut, then cut the lobes off it!
with the console out, you'll need to remove the gear shift housing, for which there's a special Saab tool - they are 3 point heads. A six point socket with 3 points filed out might work. rotate the gear shift housing 90 deg to one side, to get at it's bottom, where there are two screws holding its cover in place.
With the cover off, you'll find two screws (T25) one on either side of the switch, holding the switch in place. Remove these and you have the switch. Note connections and alignments for re-assembly.
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