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How can I fix the top my of Saab convertible?

by Guest3824  |  earlier

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The convertible top on my 2003 Saab 9-3 stopped working...it won't move at all. I don't want to take it into the dealership if I don't have to. Any ideas?

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  1. Guest24314557

    DO THE    FOGS  LIGHTS  WITH THE CONVERTIBLE RELAY AMPS

  2. Guest19968999
    i have a 1996 saab convertible, my top stopped working. does anyone know where would the pump or motor or the fuild for the convertible is located at. please help thank you.
  3. Guest10907886
    IS THERE ANY OTHER FLUID YOU CAN PUT IN THE PUMP
  4. Guest8851
    If the top worked perfectly and abruptly stopped and you can not hear the motor/pump whirring when you activate the switch, you could have an electrical problem (fuse, if you are lucky).

    It may be the hydraulics...

    An electric motor generates hydraulic pressure to activate 4 hydraullic rams to move the roof up and down.

    On my 9-3, I could hear the motor/pump running and the roof would start to move then it would stop. If I kept trying, it would eventually go down but the situation worsened. My mechanic found the roof's hydraulic fluid had leaked. He filled it up and it worked fine for another 6 months until the problem returned. Replacement rams are $500 each. Topping up with the special Saab fluid isn't cheap (I think about $50) and it's a hassle. I'm reluctant to spend $2K plus labour on rams for a 1999 car. If it could function with a cheaper fluid solution (perhaps the Lucas Hydraulic Oil booster someone else write about), I'd be up for trying that and periodically fill it up myself when it leaks out.

  5. Guest9943
    What does the information display say about the top? Any errors pointing us in the right direction?
  6. Guest3988
    Check to see if the convertible top fluid level is depleted,you may just have to add fluid,also check the fuse to see if that is blown,it's on driver side door jam below the. dashboard
  7. Guest5805
    I'd be checking fuses & relays first

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