Date: 9 Aug 2004 20:49:26 -0700
From: peterzdannospam.ca (peter Zdan)
Subject: Re: 1995 900se 'Check Soft Top'


lee <watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net> wrote in message news:<BD370E45.48FC5%watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net>... > On 8/4/04 1:49 PM, in article > ba5fcef.0408041249.7626f377nospaming.google.com, "chris" > <chriscaldwell289nospamail.com> wrote: > > > lee <watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net> wrote in message > > news:<BD35C0CB.48C9D%watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net>... > >> On 8/3/04 6:18 AM, in article ba5fcef.0408030518.6042d84nospaming.google.com, > >> "chris" <chriscaldwell289nospamail.com> wrote: > >> > >>> lee <watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net> wrote in message > >>> news:<BD347209.48A3E%watters3nospammersorwadenospamast.net>... > >>>> On 8/2/04 10:09 AM, in article > >>>> ba5fcef.0408020909.3c14dc73nospaming.google.com, "chris" > >>>> <chriscaldwell289nospamail.com> wrote: > >>>> > >>>>> I've been having a problem with my convertible top operation. When > >>>>> trying to lower it, the toneau cover releases the back (5th bow?) and > >>>>> the back starts to raise. Then something strange happens, when it's > >>>>> about halfway up the SID 'dings' and reads 'Check Soft Top'. The only > >>>>> thing to do at this point is disengage the hydraulics and manually > >>>>> lower the cover back in place. Once done, I can successfully reengage > >>>>> the system, lock the top back down and start the process over again, > >>>>> but I get the same results with out fail. I'd like to avoid > >>>>> dealership costs, but don't even know where to begin. Is there a > >>>>> microswitch broken? Could this be caused by a hydraulics leak? Help > >>>>> would be appreciated and a reference to some repair guide (i.e., > >>>>> Chilton's) would be GREAT. > >>>> > >>>> > >>>> The sensor may be shot. In my '07, the "check soft top" message comes on > >>>> whenever I put the windows down. > >>> > >>> Thanks Lee. Any ideas where I can get a new sensor or where I can > >>> find a repair guide? I just hate getting gouged by the dealer all the > >>> time, but everything needs a TECH II on this darned car. > >> > >> > >> Do you have an indie repair shop? Check out www.saabnet.com for recs. > > > > I have an indie shop, but they're not much less than the dealer. > > $85/hr + same parts cost as dealer. Only reason I chose them is the > > better service. I found the mechanics link, but where are the > > recommendations? >Chris, check your email. I sent a reply. It may not be that difficult a fix. pz > > http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/service/

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