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5th gear failure and top stoped working

I just recently purchased a 99 sab 9-3 convertible and it doesn't shift into 5th gear and the top stoped opening. I realized that SAABS have this 5th gear problem. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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You may need to adjust the shift linkage. As far as the roof check the fuse; if the fuse is good; it could be the switch or the convertible motor.

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