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1999 saab convertible. The top goes up and 90% of

1999 saab convertible. The top goes up and 90% of the way down.. The motors run well, they stop at the last step, the back end of the roof is at a 90 degree angle to the body . Is there a relay or fuse for this last segment?

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I had the same problem last summer. I fixed it by replacing the microswitches (kind of tricky to get to). BUT NOW I have this problem (I am going to copy/paste from another saab site I posted on) :

"Last summer, I had to replace one of the microswitches for the top & it finally worked fine.

Just a few weeks later, I replaced the car battery. MINUTES after I replaced battery, the top went back to doing what it was doing before I replaced the microswitch (when putting top back up, the cycle would stop when the back windshield was supposed to go down & lock down - it stays stuck up inthe air. Also, when top is down after several minutes it beeps 'check soft top' - The top was actually being put DOWN when the battery/car died. Then I went got a battery (in my 2nd car), replaced it, went to put top back UP & here I am...)

So I checked both the microswitches again & replaced the one I hadn't before - but it still won't work.

A friend who has a '05 convertibel said she thought the electrical system had to be 're-calibrated' or re-set when battery is changed.

Motor fuid is full. Propellar is new.

Car has been parked in my garage since NOV w/top down. Any advice? "

I posted that on - haven't heard back except for someone else having other electrical problems.

Did you find the solution to your? PLEASE let me know what you found out.


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    I never followed up with this ... it was the most simple fix!!! I bought two used switches off of a wrecked SAAB 9-6. All I had to do was VERY GENTLY bend the long silver switch tab UP at the end - so they would make a full connection. And voila - the top worked perfectly .... and then I sold the car. No ore SAABs for this girl. >>>> SK



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No but also make sure theres nothing inside jamming it,or ther may be another motor that pulls it all the down, i would make sure its not hitting something in the trunk first.

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