2003 Saab 9-3

49 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 2003 Saab 9-3

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STEERING

  • TSB #6412468

    NHTSA ID #10009368

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NOISE WITH STEERING WHEEL TURNING. *TT

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SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

  • TSB #MI-731-2726

    NHTSA ID #10034466

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, PARTICLES OF GRAVEL OR STONES MAY COLLECT BETWEEN THE COIL SPRING AND THE LOWER SPRING SEAT CAUSING THE SPRING TO CORRODE. THIS CORROSION MAY WEAKEN

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PARKING BRAKE

  • TSB #5512439

    NHTSA ID #10006436

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: HANDBRAKE LEVER JAMMING/CANNOT BE LOWERED. *MR

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #PI1394A

    NHTSA ID #10082869

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 29 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HOW TO INSTALL PISTONS AND SUGGEST WHAT TOOLS TO USE.

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  • TSB #000601012F

    NHTSA ID #10082814

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 02 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION TO GM DEALERS ON THE CORRECT CLEANING METHODS WHEN CLEANING ENGINE GASKET SEALING SURFACES.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #2912494

    NHTSA ID #10012036

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REDUCED PERFORMANCE AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES FOR THE TURBO CONTROL VALVE. *EH

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #2102554

    NHTSA ID #10020715

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NOISE FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND OIL SLUDGE IN THE ENGINE. *KB

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  • TSB #3652399

    NHTSA ID #10001071

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: TIME FOR SERVICE MESSAGE WILL DISPLAY PREMATURELY. *TT

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

  • TSB #06081

    NHTSA ID #10020690

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2006
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-FUEL TANK CAP. *KB

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POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #4712421

    NHTSA ID #10005658

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GEARBOX IS SLUGGISH, SPECIFICALLY DURING SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND AND FROM 3RD TO 2ND GEAR. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #4402498

    NHTSA ID #10012050

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL FAULT DIAGNOSIS FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. *EH

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  • TSB #44024253

    NHTSA ID #10011995

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SPRINTINESS IN DRIVE AND JERKINESS WITH SHIFT UP. *EH

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  • TSB #4402425

    NHTSA ID #10005829

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: WITH THE SHIFT UP FROM 2ND TO 3RD GEAR, THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CAN BE SPRINGY IN DRIVE FOR A SHORT PERIOD. TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN AND NOTIFICATION LETTER TO DEALERS AND SERVICE MANAGERS. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

  • TSB #15417

    NHTSA ID #10002816

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN 15417 DRIVE SHAFT REPLACEMENT. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #PIT5485B

    NHTSA ID #10083898

    • Date Announced: APRIL 27 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE, TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

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  • TSB #PIC-5050-A

    NHTSA ID #10078734

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN THE STEPS ON REPAIRING THE CONCERN. A CUSTOMER MAY IDENTIFY A CONCERN OF UNABLE TO REACTIVATE A VEHICLE'S ONSTAR THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISABLED BY ONSTAR. DEALER IS TO CA

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  • TSB #PIC-4935-E

    NHTSA ID #10078735

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. WHEN PERFORMING BATTERY PARASITIC DRAIN TEST, THERE MAY BE SOME CONFUSION AS TO WHAT TH

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  • TSB #PIC4935E

    NHTSA ID #10083484

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. WHEN PERFORMING BATTERY PARASITIC DRAIN TEST, THERE MAY BE SOME CONFUSION AS TO WHAT TH

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  • TSB #PIT5485A

    NHTSA ID #10083900

    • Date Announced: APRIL 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN, IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

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  • TSB #08089-B

    NHTSA ID #10027804

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

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  • TSB #03022004

    NHTSA ID #10012065

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ONSTAR MALFUNCTION MESSAGE ON SID AND DTC U1500 08 SET IN CU/PU. *EH

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  • TSB #020604

    NHTSA ID #10006073

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ONSTAR SOFTWARE UPDATE AND LOW BATTERY COMPLAINTS. *TT

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  • TSB #39124092

    NHTSA ID #10012001

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: UPDATE OF ONSTAR ENGLISH VERSION. *EH

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  • TSB #8312429

    NHTSA ID #10012000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REMOTE CONTROL DOES NOT WORK. *EH

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  • TSB #2482423

    NHTSA ID #10005830

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0638 AND/OR P1682, DISLOGED PINS IN H42-2. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #PIC-4935-E

    NHTSA ID #10078735

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO HELP THE DEALERSHIP TECHNICIANS PERFORM A PARASITIC DRAIN TEST FOR THE ONSTAR MODULE. WHEN PERFORMING BATTERY PARASITIC DRAIN TEST, THERE MAY BE SOME CONFUSION AS TO WHAT TH

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  • TSB #02062004

    NHTSA ID #10012061

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 06 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ONSTAR SOFTWARE UPDATE AND LOW BATTERY COMPLAINTS. *EH

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  • TSB #02042004

    NHTSA ID #10012063

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR DISCONNECTING BATTERY POWER TO TELEMATICS UNIT. *EH

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  • TSB #311

    NHTSA ID #10002274

    • Date Announced: MARCH 26 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 2003 RECOMMENDED REPLACEMENT BATTERIES. *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

  • TSB #08089-B

    NHTSA ID #10027804

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

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VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

  • TSB #8122532

    NHTSA ID #10019991

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: UPDATING THE SOFTWARE FOR SUNROOF PINCH PROTECTION. *TT

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SEAT BELTS

  • TSB #8532479

    NHTSA ID #10012455

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REPLACEMENT OF FRONT SEAT BELT. *EH

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SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

  • TSB #15017

    NHTSA ID #10014595

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 13 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SEAT BELT RETRACTORS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE SUPPLIER'S MANUFACTURING PROCESSING. RECALL CAMPAIGN 15017 FRONT SEAT BELT REPLACEMENT. *TT

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STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

  • TSB #MI-811-2716

    NHTSA ID #10029344

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROL MODULE'S ANALOGUE INPUTS MAY PRODUCE INVALID SIGNAL. THIS MEANS THE SOFT TOP'S CONTROL MODULE DOES NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED. DIFFICULTIE

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

  • TSB #PIC-4603A

    NHTSA ID #10033304

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SAAB: ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DTCS SET IN ECM 2003-2009 SAAB. APP SENSOR DTC'S OF P2122-00, P2123-00, P2126-00, P2127-00, P2128-00, AND/OR P2138-00 IN THE ECM. THESE DTC'S MAY BE VERY INTERMITTENT AND ARE DIFFICULT TO REPRODUCE

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  • TSB #PIC-4603A

    NHTSA ID #10033304

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2010
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SAAB: ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR DTCS SET IN ECM 2003-2009 SAAB. APP SENSOR DTC'S OF P2122-00, P2123-00, P2126-00, P2127-00, P2128-00, AND/OR P2138-00 IN THE ECM. THESE DTC'S MAY BE VERY INTERMITTENT AND ARE DIFFICULT TO REPRODUCE

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TIRES

  • TSB #700

    NHTSA ID #10004623

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 08 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: IN RESPONSE TO INQUIRES CONCERNING USE OF 9-5 SNOW TIRE/WHEEL COMBINATION ON THE '03 9-3 SPORT SEDAN, SAAB HAS INFORMED THAT EVEN THOUGH HUB SIZE AND BOLT PATTERNS ARE IDENTICAL, THE WHEEL OFFSET DIFFERS ON THE 9-3 SPORT SEDAN AS COMPARED T

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:HEAD RESTRAINT

  • TSB #SB-10-08-50-003B

    NHTSA ID #10042986

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2011
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL MOTORS: INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BULLETIN FOR ALL 2012 AND PRIOR GENERAL MOTOR TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES REGARDING THE ADJUSTABLE COMFORT AND CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY OF THE DRIVER AND THE PASSENGER HEAD RESTRAINT. *PE

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EQUIPMENT

  • TSB #3912409

    NHTSA ID #10004463

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: UPDATE OF ONSTAR SYSTEM, ENGLISH VERSION. CAMPAIGN AND MODIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS. *TT

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  • TSB #100

    NHTSA ID #10004715

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 13 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GARAGE DOOR OPENER PROGRAMMING. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. *TT

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

  • TSB #PIC5050A

    NHTSA ID #10083489

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN THE STEPS ON REPAIRING THE CONCERN. A CUSTOMER MAY IDENTIFY A CONCERN OF UNABLE TO REACTIVATE A VEHICLE'S ONSTAR THAT HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISABLED BY ONSTAR. DEALER IS TO CA

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  • TSB #08-089

    NHTSA ID #10026586

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: BUICK\CADILLAC\CHEVROLET\GMC\HUMMER\OLDSMOBILE\PONTIAC\SAAB\SATURN SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT-ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. FCC RULED IN 2002 WIRELESS CARRIERS WOULD NO LONGER R

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

  • TSB #16NA260

    NHTSA ID #10082506

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 26 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

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  • TSB #PIC5088F

    NHTSA ID #10083509

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN ON THE STEPS TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR THE CONCERN. THE VEHICLE'S XM RADIO ONLY HAS XM PREVEIW CHANNELS.

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EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

  • TSB #PIT5485B

    NHTSA ID #10083898

    • Date Announced: APRIL 27 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE, TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

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  • TSB #PIT5389A

    NHTSA ID #10083884

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN ON THE STEPS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CONCERN. THE VEHICLE MAY BE UNABLE TO CONNECT TO ONSTAR USING THE WHITE, BLUE OR RED ONSTAR BUTTONS.

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  • TSB #PIT5485A

    NHTSA ID #10083900

    • Date Announced: APRIL 08 2016
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION ADVISES THE TECHNICIAN, IF UNABLE TO PLACE AN ONSTAR CALL IN THE IGNITION ON MODE AFTER THE ONSTAR CANADA UPGRADE TO CONTACT THE GM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER ONSTAR GROUP FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.

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  • TSB #08089-B

    NHTSA ID #10027804

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL MOTORS CORP: SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT; ANALOG ONSTAR DEACTIVATION. *PE UPDATED 2/17/09. *PE

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EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

  • TSB #MI-811-2716

    NHTSA ID #10029344

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 01 2009
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SAAB SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CONTROL MODULE'S ANALOGUE INPUTS MAY PRODUCE INVALID SIGNAL. THIS MEANS THE SOFT TOP'S CONTROL MODULE DOES NOT FUNCTION AS INTENDED. DIFFICULTIE

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