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    2006 9-3 Aero Convertible, Soft top doesn't latch properly when down

    Hi - this is my first post to this forum, so please forgive any mistakes.

    I have a 2006 9-3 Aero Convertible. When I put the top down, the latches that hold the rear cover in place don't work properly. They appear to be closing too early. I've searched several forums, but can seem to find this particular problem. I checked the hydraulic level and everything seems to be fine there. The top works fine, except for the latches closing too soon. I attached a picture of the latches for reference (there the same ones that lock the top to the windshield when it's closed, and they work properly then). I also made a short video showing the problem (sorry for no sound, but there was very loud construction across the street). The latches close at about the 20 second mark. Then the rear cover closes and I end up with about a 1" gap. I'm sure this puts the soft top frame under stress, so I never put the top down any more.

    I'm not getting any error messages on the SID.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pm7...ature=youtu.be

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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    I've been reading several forum threads about different problems, and there a quite a few that recommend using the GM Tech 2 diagnostic scanner to help locate the problem. For those of you who are familiar with this tool, do you think it would be able to identify a faulty sensor that might be causing the problem I described in the original thread?

    Thanks.

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