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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:53:45 +0100
From: "ElectricMike" <>
Subject: Re: 1997 Saab 900S Convertible

Try disconecting the battery. "Dianne K" <> wrote in message > Thanks Tom! :) > > I'm pretty sure that the key turns, it just won't unlock the door. We > have tried so many things that I'm not even sure...but I'll check that > out again tomorrow. > > By "drill out", do you mean that I will have to replace the "plastic > surround?" I would like to have the parts I need before we start this. > > I'm not sure if you are familiar with this particular model, but there > is a "velour" type inset on the inside of the seems to be > glued in, and I was wondering if that could perhaps be removed to access > the lock? > > So, you think that this is more the lock mechanism itself rather than > electrical? It just seemed strange that the passenger door could be > opened from the drivers side if there wasn't something electrical > involved? > > I don't suppose that a locksmith would be of much use, would they? > > Why does this stuff always happen to me? :'( > > Thanks Again...dy > > The door is probably ``deadlocked`` IE the slot for the key is > horizontal, so if you can`t open it with the key you can drill out the > plastic surround below the outside handle, this will allow access to the > unlock mechanism. A bit of a radical solution but it is cheaper than a > damaged door, Regards, Tom, Saabtech. >

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