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1989 saab 9000 driver's door jammed

So, the driver's door on my 1989 saab 9000 is jammed. In a cold spell I forced turning the key in the lock and something happened inside that door so that nothing happens now when I turn the key. ALso, the 'tab' inside the door does nothing when it is lifted. Hence, the door is permanently locked shut and I'm unable to get the door panel off and have been getting in and out by the passenger side door. Help?

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  • roococo Feb 06, 2009

    thanks Turbo. i've gotten the panel partially peeled back, but pulling up on the 'tab' rod still doesn't seem to disengage the door lock. Ideas?



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The metal rod came off the inside. You need to come in from top with a slim jim to open and then work on the door by taking panel off. Get a locksmith or call the local dealer and ask who is there SAAB roadside assistance. Also Cadillac dealers have a roadside service.

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