Hope everyone is well. I'm in a real pickle and i hope someone can help, though not sure it's possible given the circumstances. This is for my 2008 SAAB 93.
To begin with, the external door handle stopped working but i could still get the door open with the internal one. I took the door card off on Saturday and had a look. I figured out the rod for the external handle had slipped in the yellow plastic retainer clip that's attached to the locking module. After some jiggery pokery i got it working again, so much so it felt as good as when brand new. Anyway, silly me got distracted and it wasn't until later i realised i had left the torch inside the door. No big deal. So on Sunday i unlocked the car and took the door card off, removed the torch and re-installed the door card. Once that was done i shut the door and then went to get out to find the internal door handle no longer worked. Wound the window down to try the external, same result. Now at no point did i hear any noise coming from the locking system while i was working on the door so this really surprised me. Anyway, i fought with the door card that afternoon and finally managed to remove it in one piece. Now i can see in behind the door, there is nothing to see so to speak. When you operate the central locking, the button at the top of the door moves up and down but it's as if something inside the locking module isn't connected because everything else is fine. when I look down into the module, the little disc type thing the button rod is connected to seems quite loose so I wonder if this is part of the problem.
I'm at a loss what to do. I've ordered a replacement locking module but the problem is i need the door to open so i can access the 3 bolts to be able to remove the old one. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get the door opened?