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Saab 9-3 Power Windows Will Open After Reaching Top Position

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 64,324 mi (13,333 mi - 158,000 mi)

When trying to close the window, the window  glass will drop a few inches after reaching the closed position.This can happen on any window that has the automatic closing feature.

The system that prevents you from being injured by the automatically closing windows is called the "pinch protection system" and this system needs to be reset, reprogrammed or is defective.

In your owners manual you will find instructions on how to reset this feature. If that doesn't work, you'll need a Saab repair shop or Dealership to check for a software update for the pinch protection system, or see if there is a defective part. Have the shop reference the Saab Technical Service Bulletin (TSB #831-2639)to help address this issue.

  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    I found a solution to all the little electrical problems. Disconnect and re-connect your battery! It re-sets the window - I also had that problem with my roof opening back up after closing. If your battery is old replace it. I did and have no more issues! You can thank me later ;)

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Easy fix, car turned off, take out the window fuse #5 (power window drivers side)but check your manual first to check #5 is correct for your model, wait a few minutes, put the fuse back in and recalibrate as per your owners manual. Takes all of 10 minutes.
    The window has lost it's correct pinch memory setting for some unknown reason, quite common, by removing the fuse you wipe it clean, so it will allow the new callibration to be done.
    Good luck.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    the window goes up hits the top and right back down, the man at the saab dealership told me a lot of people have the problem, rather than saab repairing for free he said to hold down the window lock button while i'm putting the window up this seems to work.

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  • dander, , 56,000 mi

    Driver side window will not reset for pinch protection; will not stop at closed position.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    driver and passenger windows will either go half way up then go down or go to the top and down half way. It happens once in a while on the drivers side but on the passenger side it is now always happening.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Problem is not consistent (as with all my electronic issues on my car). Happens occasionally when holding power window button when auto - up failure or at end of convertible top closure when it is closing windows.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    If the driver side window is allowed to go all the way to the top (closed), either on auto-closed, or if holding the up button, the window immediately runs back down and stops about 5" below top position.

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  •  Rookie

    Same issue as everyone else. It goes up than auto comes back down and wont close. Have to just raise slowly but not all the way or else it comes back down. I have been to the dealer about a gazillion times for this with no resolution. I thought it was just me! I mentioned some people override this, how do you override this feature?

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  • Visitor,

    Power window will lower after reaching the top. This happens intermittently.

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  • Visitor, , 74,240 mi

    check engine light on, cause by the air injection pump, part not available causing car to be garaged

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