9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

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Thread: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

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    9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    I went out to take my wife to work today and could not open the drivers door with the handle, feel as possible something has broken off or worn out preventing the handle from pushing the latch over.

    Anyone had experiance of this?

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    Thanks, but none were really uasful, the youtube link is for a rear door not the front where my issue is.

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    Can you open the door from the outside or is it completely stuck?
    All the door mechanics are the same regardless of position...the links show you how to disassemble a door and how the mechanisms work.

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    I have spoken to Willie at Perth Saab, and he advised me that it would be the retainer 12780126 that has failed, as Perth Saab are a reputable Saab dealer with years of experiance I have ordered the part (new) from them. He stated that a pin in the retainer can shear off due to wear.

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    Having now fitted the new part to my door, I found the failure was due to the pin (Ringed in Black) had moved out to the right in the photo allowing the oin to disengage with the lever pivot (Ringed in Yellow), in actual fact I repaired it in less than 30 seconds. But for some certainty I fitgted the new part.

    Just a heads up in case anyone else has the same issue. The removal and fitting of this item is not a complex a task that Saab WIS has you think, at least on the right hand door, WIS does state drivers door which I think they are refering to left hand dirve cars, mine is RHD.

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    Having now fitted the new part to my door, I found the failure was due to the pin (Ringed in Black) had moved out to the right in the photo allowing the oin to disengage with the lever pivot (Ringed in Yellow), in actual fact I repaired it in less than 30 seconds. But for some certainty I fitgted the new part.

    Just a heads up in case anyone else has the same issue. The removal and fitting of this item is not a complex a task that Saab WIS has you think, at least on the right hand door, WIS does state drivers door which I think they are refering to left hand dirve cars, mine is RHD.

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    Re: 9-3 Facelift drivers door handle not working

    Well done. This silly little thing, can and does happen to even the most expensive over-engineered brands.

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