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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 06:16:03 -0400
From: "Eff Smith" <>
Subject: Re: bought used Saab, need advice

If you would be so kind as to crawl into the trunk, there is a bypass valve on the right side bottom of the back panel in the trunk which if twisted will allow you to rasie the top again. If this proves impossible, or you would like the thing to go up itself, pull up on the rear passenger seat and you will find your top motor and associated wiring. Have a look at its fuse and the wires which lead to it. I believe they are susceptible to corrosion and sometimes break off the motor. Sabb engineers spent more than two years engineering the motor wiring harness so that it only broke when the top was down. :) A question to you as I have a keenn interest in such matters is-how is it that this car is a convertible and an SPG, especially one which is black on black? Just curious as I've been around and around with this issue myself trying to determine if my yellow SE was or was not and SPG. Turns out, it isn't really an SPG, but looks like one from the factory. Happy saabing! Eff J. Smith 91 900 SE TC (Yellow!) muzbuz <> wrote in message news:9otk3.19620$ > Advice and/or consoling... > > It looks great. It's my dream Saab. A 900 SPG Turbo Convertible, black on > black. However... > > There seems to be more than a few electrical problems. The stereo only > works occasionally, and usually not when the turn signals are on. The > dashboard gauge lights don't work. The horn works only sometimes. The HVAC > output selector does not work (air only comes out from the top). Then today > (my second day with the car), to my horror, the convertible top would not go > back up. > > I guess I'm just looking for any advice or suggestions from anyone with > similar experiences. Also, if anyone knows about a mechanical bypass so > that I can put the top up if the electical motor drive isn't working, I'd > greatly appreciate it. > > I love Saabs and have owned a another 900 for 6 years. Somebody please > reassure me that my dream car isn't a lemon. > > Thanks > Todd > >

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