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Convertible top won't open. The fuses seem to be ok. There is no sound of any actuators or motors when the convertible switch is in the open position. Also the trunk release on the driver door is not working. This problem has happened before, but it was just a matter of moving a couple items in the trunk that released the micro switches. Any suggestions?

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Parking brake needs to be applied and speed below 3 miles an hour [thats how volvo does it im sure saab is close] make sure the park brake warning light comes on when you pull brake. if it doesnt then check the switch for it

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