Does first bow need to be moved forward? The soft top cover opens to the rear over the boot lid. Place the O-ring on the taper of the special tool. It is not counted as one of the six main bows and is used only to support the outer roof and reinforce the two rear side frames. The soft top mechanism and soft top cover can be operated in emergencies to enable manual closing in case of a failure in the electric-hydraulic system. Soft top storage The soft top storage 1 is a space between the luggage compartment and the rear seat.
The soft top drive device 3 has a position sensor hall sensor mounted on the soft top drive hinge that informs the control module if the soft top storage 1 is down or not. The upper corners of the inner frame 5 are joined to the soft top mechanism with guide straps. In order to ensure that the soft top cover is fully open while operating the soft top, there is a position sensor located on the right-hand hydraulic cylinder. Remove bolts, Loctite and retighten 3 bolts. The second 4 , third 5 , fourth 7 and fifth 8 bows are made of steel and mounted on a linkage, one on each side, from which they are controlled mechanically.
There is no pressure in the system when the soft top is completely closed or completely open. At the front of the soft top cover is a lock guide that makes sure the soft top cover is in the correct position. Fit the hydraulic unit nuts. Attached to this shaft are a couple of linkage arms. Remove the bolts for the hydraulic hose attaching plate. Open the tonneau and lower the top.
The rails are made of magnesium to give a strong roof construction. Choose and click on the link to your year Saab convertible. Fit and tighten the bolts for the hydraulic line attaching plate. These include the convertible top hold down cables, good convertible top installation manuals and other top installation accessories, as described at the Saab convertible top pages links on this page. I heard the seals go between 6-9 years. Proceed to the programming phase or end. Remove the front side rail seals on both sides 3.
Put the hydraulic line in mounting position. You will be able to see the tonneau motor on the upper right side of the trunk. How do I manually bring top down on convertible 1989 Saab 900? This canvas is priced significantly enough below the German canvas Saab top and is a very cost effective substitute. The electrically heated rear window is fitted with clips to a frame integrated in the outer roof. On the ends of the inner frame are linkages joined to the soft top mechanism. Someone recommended to have the cylinder seals replaced and rebuild. Do-It-Yourself Saab Convertible Top Packages.
Refer to emergency operation for more detailed information. See Soft top hydraulic cylinder, Hydraulic cylinders for locking first bow, Sixth bow hydraulic cylinder or Soft top cover hydraulic cylinder. Insert the hydraulic lines into the attaching plate. Now with renewed confidence, this is what I did: 1. Production was finally halted in 2014 after unsuccessful attempts to revive the brand. No manual handling is necessary. Step 3, sixth bow, intermediate position Sixth bow is in intermediate position.
The position of the soft top storage is indicated by a position sensor mounted in the mechanism 3. Gluing rubber plug Figure 1. On the sixth bow, the seal is pressed into a groove. Set the parking brake, as some models of Saab vehicles will not allow the convertible top to raise or lower until the brake is set. It seals between the soft top cover and the body as well as between the side wall and the outside of the rear side windows. Fit the O-ring on the hydraulic line. It seals between the soft top and the rear side windows as well as between the soft top sixth bow and the soft top cover.
As an engineer I know enough to skip reading any bright yellow warring sections of a manual until after something is broken or there has been personal injury. The roof is folded over the edge of the first bow and is fastened with double-sided adhesive tape and riveted plastic rail. Step 2, raising the soft top The soft top is raised. In addition, the entries through the attaching plate are marked to avoid confusion. Let us know what you think using the contact link to leave some feedback or ask a question. The bows are numbered from one to six with the front bow closest to the windscreen numbered one. When the soft top is open lowered , the soft top is kept in the space between the rear seat torsion box and the luggage compartment, where it is protected in the soft top storage 1.
One side would spring closed but the other had to be pushed back. When the soft top is closed raised , the soft top storage 1 is raised by its drive device 3 to make the luggage compartment bigger. Rotate the tonneau shaft using the linkage arms counter clockwise until they are at 12:00. There may be a wiring fault. So the best I can do is put it all on the table and make sure you have all the information to make an informed decision. Do not refit the trim and scuff plate until repair steps 14,15 and 16 have been completed.
The soft top cover is mounted on two hinges 5 and is operated by two hydraulic cylinders 3 located on the left and right hand sides. What Transmission Oil Do I Use For My 1997 Saab 900 Se Turbo Manual. Place some paper under the hydraulic unit to catch any hydraulic fluid that may run out. Checking front rail cover Remove any loose front rail covers and touch up with flat black paint as needed. The sewn-on attaching profile has been pressed down into a groove in the bottom of the sixth bow.