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Old 05-21-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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NG900 Pass door won't open...!

So nearing 10,000 miles of ownership on my 97 900 SE Coupe and gremlins are starting to appear...

Just happened today, my passenger door wouldn't shut so I look at the latch and use a screwdriver to realign it. Great, door shuts! Wait a sec, now the door won't open.

Tried using both inside handle and outside handle, jiggling them, bumping up against door while I jiggle and pull.... Nothing... Take inside door handle off to try and pull to release mechanism and still stuck!

So I looked into this and could I have possibly dead bolted passenger door?? My drivers side door lock is vertical still, and I tried to turn both drivers and passenger licks and both seem to be frozen! Pb blaster in both key holes to no avail...

How do I get door opened so I can get this panel off?!?
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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May have to sacrifice a door panel, or use a slimjim type tool to actuate the latch lever itself. Very difficult to do even if you have done it before.

I HATE working with doors and latches. Guaranteed to always cut your hand up, working in a tight space with mirrors... Hate it!

Good luck.
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Hmm... I hate to sacrifice the viggen door panel. I'll do my best and update - Any tips/tricks?

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May have to sacrifice a door panel, or use a slimjim type tool to actuate the latch lever itself. Very difficult to do even if you have done it before.

I HATE working with doors and latches. Guaranteed to always cut your hand up, working in a tight space with mirrors... Hate it!

Good luck.
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I recommend getting another door to practice on, or removing the driver's door panel to learn what you have to do... It's likely the linkage arm or the linkage itself is off or bound up, or the plastic portion of the latch is broken and now jamming the latch.
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I had a Passenger door lock assembly fail on my 2000 9-3 - wouldn't latch. I put in a junk yard unit and it's functional but still feels a little off. You CAN get the panel off with the door closed, but you must be patient and work with it.
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Thanks for all the replies.

I took the seat out and got the door panel off enough so I can reach inside, how do I get this latch to undo?
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SAAB 900 SE Door latch issue - YouTube

Here's a video showing what is happening. The hinge is not catching anything. Is there an emergency door release?
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SAAB 900SE working door latch - YouTube

Here's a video of how latch should work. It seems the linkage arm is totally disconnected as NickTurbo900 said.

Burns - Any tips on how to get the door opened? I now have access from inside door panel.

I hope these videos help everyone who is having similar issues.
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A little fiddling with where the arm was disconnected and I got the door popped open and now I have the actuator out. All the plastic was shattered inside and the spring was popped out of the alignment hole.

Here's a video of the action:
SAAB 900SE broken door lock actuator - YouTube

Now all I need to do is go to the junkyard and get another. What is the best way to clean/lube my drivers so this doesn't happen?
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Junkyard had a 900 SE vert. Despite different part numbers it fits!

SAAB 900SE Door actuator replacement - YouTube
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