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Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 23:09:25 +0300
From: "Roy Björkstrand" <>
Subject: Re: Adding a remote trunk release to classic 900

Craig M. Bobchin wrote: > Hi all, > > I've got an '88 SPG that I love, runs great, looks ok. I travel for work and > wind up in lots of rental cars. Almost all cars these days have a remote > trunk release, & I'm pretty sure the newer Saabs have them as well. > > But I was wondering if it is possible and if so what it would take to add > one to my '88 SPG. I love the central locking but it is a pain to lock the > doors then have to unlock and relock the hatch every time I want to get > something out of it. > > Has anyone done anything like this before? > > Craig I have in my -91 900 original central lock that locks/unlocks also the trunk (European market). Are you sure that you don´t have one and it is just not functioning. The lock itself should be easy to change (to one that has the trunk central lock), though to change the lock to operate with your keys you might need some help from the lock specialist. They might be prizy at the dealer but try to find some newer models that has been crashed. I wouldn´t try to "fix it myself with a solenoid", original lock are more reliable, easier to install (just plug it in - no drilling etc.), and works both ways. Roy

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