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You're going to have to take it apart again.

There's an actuating solenoid which if it doesn't work at all is likely to be due to a faulty connection or solenoid. If it's just slow or appears to be stiff then you're going to have to investigate the operating mechanism. Clean it and grease it.

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I would get new clips if it keeps falling off. Typically, there's a mushroom head which engages with the door trim and then you push the whole thing onto the door such that the expanding bit engages in the door. Commonly what happens is that if you just pull at the trim, you tear the door panel. What you should do with trim is use a very flat blade type tool with a notch so that you get under the door trim clip and pop that off rather than the door trim itself.

http://www.nodomainname.co.uk/Saab/Doortrimreardoor.PDF
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Is that from the remote or when you close it on say the drivers door? What about if you use the central lock switch on the console?

It wasn't clear that it was all of them at once which suggests that a contact isn't being made somewhere.

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Rastabasta, you're welcome. I find that between this forum and the other one at saab9000.com, there isn't much that isn't covered by someone! :)

Maptun9000, I'm not familiar with the details of the Saab central locking but I believe that on some other vehicles, the rest of the door solenoids are effectively slaved off the drivers door such that whenever you operate the drivers door lock, all the others follow suit.

So if the drivers one isn't making contact then the others will fail too. Given that you've said that it doesn't matter whether it's from the remote or the switch, that rules out the remote operation and hence you'd need to find out where the master operator is. I'm not much help here but I think i'd assume that the main loom is ok and concentrate on the bits that move which would be the door mechanism.

Apologies if this takes you up the garden path with no result. Hopefully someone else will have a better suggestion. ;)

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