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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:57 pm 
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Car Models: 9 3 Aero convertible
Undoing the heroic efforts of a previous bodger owner, how many years in the past I don't know, I needed to remove the back seats. On the backrest, one bolt refused to budge. The other side did come out, it had a copious quantity of threadlock on it. Normal 1/2" ratchet handle, 18" breaker bar, 18V impact driver, impact driver with a 1.5 kg sledge hammer, blowlamp;nothing. The torx recess eventually failed. I couldn't drill it even with freshly sharpened cobalt bits. I cut slots in it and tried impact drivers; nothing. Cold chisel with a 1.5 kg hammer, it eventually turned; but it was not unscrewing, it had just sheared off a captive nut !

So, I had to remove the cross car panel that the seat bolts screw into. That is now free, but I can't remove it to make a repair, as the roll hoops prevent it being taken off. If they were deployed, the panel would come off easily.

Is there any way to manually actuate the roll hoops ? The Haynes manual doesn't even mention the hoops. All I can find on-line is how to manually reset them.

Thanks for any advice; it was not nice working out there today for 3 hours at 32 deg. C !


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:35 pm 
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If you have WIS (Workshop Information System) it is covered (if you need what I think) in Section 8 under 'Airbag System' as 'Roll bar unit - CV'.

WIS can be downloaded from here if you do not have it.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... MB43s6IgQB

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:02 pm 
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Thanks Alan,

I clicked the link, no idea what to do on that page !

I thought about disconnecting the actuators, probably behind the two oval plastic covers, Using a 12V battery to make them work. SID, that insiduous person would never know they would have been actuated or not !


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Serious discussions today with my wife;

Her Mazda 3 Sport 2.2 185 diesel, 2012 with 70,000 miles; a fast hack for carrying muddy dogs

9-3 Aero convertible to be taxed for August, maybe longer, but not much.

Volvo V60 Polestar at 15,000 miles to be taxed from 1st July. New tyres, use until early 2021. Then buy a new car my wife will drive ; manual only !


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am 
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Grahamhr wrote:
Thanks Alan,

I clicked the link, no idea what to do on that page !



Double click on the EPC box, it will come up with another box 'Captain Frank....'. Click on that and it will come up with a page with 'Download' on it and then click on that. It will download the EPC for you. Similar with WIS. The other things are not really needed unless you have a tech2 etc.

When you open the EPC your car is a 9-3 (9440), then just select the year.

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'81 Triumph TR7 DHC


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:21 am 
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TWSaab wrote:
Grahamhr wrote:
Thanks Alan,

I clicked the link, no idea what to do on that page !



Double click on the EPC box, it will come up with another box 'Captain Frank....'. Click on that and it will come up with a page with 'Download' on it and then click on that. It will download the EPC for you. Similar with WIS. The other things are not really needed unless you have a tech2 etc.

When you open the EPC your car is a 9-3 (9440), then just select the year.


Thanks again, loads of information there !


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:10 am 
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Job done; the hoops can be manually actuated from within the boot. No electrical intervention required. No error codes on starting up after the hoops had been reset.Surprising how close to the heated rear screen the hoops go when actuated !


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