Question about 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible
Key fob not working. Manual key will not unlock door
Possible door lock actuator. Or you have a mechanical failure in the mechanism. Id remove door panel and inspect the mechanism but if you dont know what to look for, take to a reputable shop
Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Saab 9-3 Turbo Convertible
you need to spend some time triing the best you can to get the top of the door panel open a bit to see what is broken inside, most likely a clip.The other thing to try is a slim jim to get the door open then repair the door lock.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: cant unlock saab convertible
This is usually from lack of use, try lubricating the locks with a teflon or graphite based lubricant. Hold the dust cover open and put some in the locks, also put some on the key and work it in and out, and twisting a little each way, it may take a couple of applications to free up the locks.
Hope this is of some help.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
I had this same problem and I fixed it by opening up the door panel and accessing the door handle mechanism by removing the membrane that covers up the access holes. After watching the mechanism work by manually lifting and lowering the lock as well as actuating the door handle, I noticed that the door handle mechanism was causing the lock to bind as a return spring was not letting the mechanism return to neutural after the door handle was actuated. This blocked the mechanism from unlocking even with the key. Believe it or not all that was required was a little wd - 40 on the mechanism and the problem disappeared. The lock once again worked both with the key and with the remote. 15 minutes to take off the door panel 25 minutes to diagnose, 20 minutes to think about what might be causing the spring not to work correctly and less than a minute to remedy. I hope that I can save you the 45 minutes. Good Luck
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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