If you have followed the procedure in the manual and it will not respond be sure the emergency brake is pulled on because the older convertibles have an interlock switch tied into the emergency brake to stop people from trying to put the top up or down when moving.
This could be your problem.....or not ....the new cars have several sensors that all must work or no top operation and ti can get VERY expensive to keep them working. A friend spent $7K on top repairs over a three year period before he gave up and dumped his car.
I hope you have better results.
release on SAAB 900 S convertible
The manual release for the convertible top of a '94-'98 Saab 900 is behind the back seat. It is accesible by folding down the back seat. After you fold down the seat the release is on the right side in the middle. Look for a slit in the fabric and you will see a lever. To release pull lever all the way down.
Well if it is like the 1991 Saab convertible, the rag top will not function without the key on in the ignition, not to mention you first must release the latches in the front ; on either side. After that....i would not know...a Saab repair guy..would be your best bet.
if you left the top down and it got wet then your radio is probably fried
It should be with the Owners Manual paperwork. If not, contact a Saab dealership with the car's VIN. ... When I lost use of my 1995 Saab 900SE convertible radio's function, the VIN was not enough...the dealer also needed (or insisted on anyway) the radio's serial number. So I had to pull the radio to write down it's SN before they would look it up, and charged me $25 to do it. I'm not sorry THAT dealer (or at least that service advisor) went out of business.
How do you put the top down on a 1998 Chevrolet Convertible
This is a common concern. The tonneau motor assembly is not strong enough to prevent the convertible top from chattering and sticking after consistent use. Check latches when top begins to stick the Saabs information display screen gives notification as well.
It's a cloth cover for the convertible top when it is stowed in the down position.
Saab was shut down by General Motors and therefore, it no longer sells in the United States.
Procedures for manually operating the convertible top are in the Owners Manual. It is nearly impossible to properly answer this question because there is almost no information. What year? What model (classic 900? next generation 900? 9-3?)? The convertible tops have several different methods of operation, some hydraulic, some electric. Is the top up or down? On the 95 Saab 900 Turbo Soft Top, the manual release is located behind the passenger back seat. If you look on the left side, you will see a slit in the grey material. The lever is red. If you pull it down, it releases the motor that operates the top. However..... be sure you really want to do this. I was under the impression it would be simple to reconnect the motor. It's not. My soft top will manually go up and down now but I cannot get the top connected to the latches in the trunk. I need to go to a Saab mechanic and have the top recalibrated with a tech 2 tool. About $100