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 Post subject: C900 T16S Silly question
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Location: Peterborough, Cambs, UK
Car Model: 1993 T16S convertible
Newly-acquired car, so probably the beginning of an endless series.....

I've now managed to get hold of the cardboard toolbox that goes under the boot floor, tart it up a bit and fit new straps & press studs so that it doesn't fall open. Found almost all the tools - BUT...
There's a starting handle-shaped-space in the foam for an Allen key. Can't find one of those - does anyone know what it's there for and what size it's supposed to be? The only Allen key I've needed so far is a 7mm one for the boot latch, but that doesn't need to be double-cranked.

Any clues?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:06 pm 
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Car Model: 9000 Aero......GM900i
Emergency sunroof opener?

Check out pics on this ebay ad
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAAB-900-Tur ... Swi3tbJo4T

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Isn't the sunroof allen key attached to the sunroof motor though?

Can check one of mine later this week if needs be.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:01 am 
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If it's for the sunroof, it's irrelevant (except for completeness) as I don't have one - just a valve for the hood.

I didn't see that ebay ad, but I did see one from the US which gave me a clue what to look for -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-Classic ... SwQz1bDJAw
...and another that said it's supposed to be an original 6mm Allen key....
(https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-Classic ... SwBadTpMeg ) but isn't cranked, so may not even be the correct size.
Can't find a mention in the handbook, either. A puzzle!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:59 pm 
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David Wilson wrote:
...and another that said it's supposed to be an original 6mm Allen key....
(https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-Classic ... SwBadTpMeg ) but isn't cranked, so may not even be the correct size.


That looks like any old bog standard hex tool...left over from an Ikea set I reckon, which would still make it Swedish, so perhaps it counts as an acceptable alternative!!


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