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Old 1st March 2006
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Unhappy Flat battery problem-can't open doors ?

I had left my 9-3 standing for a couple of months, not ideal i know, however the battery must be dead because i can't seem to open any of the doors or boot, either with the auto release key fob or by using the key....any idea's or conclusions most appreciated...cheers Matt
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By key, do you mean the metal key within the transponder? That should work. I believe that the left hand front door is the only one that can be opened if the power goes down.
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Have tried it ..does'nt budge the passenger side door either or any others..
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I had a '98 9-3 SE and my "naked key" would only work in the passenger door.. Not normal but for me it was never a problem.
I can't remember but is there any way you can get in via the truck?
Sorry but nothing special to suggest but gently play the locks again.
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Sorry ... but is this a question about a 9-3SS (MY2003-) or about an older model? I only ask because if it is the latter, the people in the other/proper forum may be better able to help ...
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Matt the man is right, repeat you message on the other forum and my apologies for calling the boot a trunk . I didnt notice you were from Shropshire.
I am sure that if you "force" the key a little in the passenger side it will work. Don't forget that normally there is an electric motor to unlock so you will have to "turn" this motor as well as the lock.
Go and give it another try.
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how about trying to open the hood might be easier way to go although i just got my SAAB so i have no idea if this is possible without wrecking anything
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