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"Complete soft top operation before driving". Fuse problem?

"Complete soft top operation before driving". Fuse problem?

 
Old 08-15-2012, 04:58 PM
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I have a Saab 9-3 Convertible since January 2009 with no problems at all. However, lately Iíve been experiencing the same mechanical/electrical problem for more than one year and my local Saab dealer hasnít been able to fix it!
The first symptoms show up when the voice controls of the mobile located on the steering wheel stoop working (for instance when receiving an incoming mobile call, the green button wonít respond). After a while I get the SID message: "Complete soft top operation before driving" as if I l closed or opened the soft top while the car is still moving! ... After the SID message itís impossible to open or close the top!! The Saab garage changed, the electric switchboard controlling the top with no resultÖ They revised the oil pump also with no resultÖ
The only way to momentarily "fix" this problem is to change the (broken) 40 mA fuse located in the fuse box in the trunk. The problem is that, at first this solution worked for a few months but lately a new fuse only lasts for a few days until itís burnt again (see pictures attached). Which means that the electrical or mechanical problem which caused the fuse to burn is still unsolvedÖ
Has someone experienced the same problem?
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:39 AM
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the first thing to do is replace the fuse, making sure to exactly match amp rating. If this corrects the situation it may be the result of an intermittent power surge possibly caused by a bare wire, which is properly located and repaired. If the failure is still there, do a thorough check of the wiring for loose connections in the failing circuit. Pay attention also to the battery lead attached to the motor and ensure a secure connection.

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by drakelouis29 View Post
the first thing to do is replace the fuse, making sure to exactly match amp rating. If this corrects the situation it may be the result of an intermittent power surge possibly caused by a bare wire, which is properly located and repaired. If the failure is still there, do a thorough check of the wiring for loose connections in the failing circuit. Pay attention also to the battery lead attached to the motor and ensure a secure connection.

Many thanks for your help, I'll do it as suggested!
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