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Can i manually raise and lower the top on a 2002 9-3

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can i manually raise and lower the top on a 2002 9-3
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 1 year ago.


sorry for the delay............
Greetings...... “Hi, I’m Don (aka MOLurch) and I look forward to helping you!”
A valve is located on the hydraulic unit and when it is opened, the pressure is released from the soft top cover hydraulic cylinder. To unlock the soft top cover, you must use the wheel bolt tool (in the car tool kit) to crank the soft top cover drive mechanism so that the locks release. Then you can open the soft top cover and open the soft top by hand.
WARNING: Risk for injury if the soft top is released when half open (perpendicular) as it can then fall down, either to the front or to the rear depending on its centre of gravity at that moment.
The hydraulic unit, located in the torsion box behind the rear seat, has an integrated electric pump and a valve housing as well as two relays.

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