Step 2: Pry and remove the trim panel on the interior door pull. Loosen and remove the T30 Torx screws (2).
Step 3: Using the door panel clip tool, pry and separate the interior door panel from the door frame.
A series of retaining clips secures the door panel to the frame. By sliding along the outer edge, you'll feel each clip. When you do, pry outward, "popping"┬Ł it free. Continue this around the entire panel.
Step 4: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel.
Step 5: Disengage the retaining clip (1) that secures the door lock cable to the back of the interior door panel. Lift and remove this cable.
Step 6: Disconnect the wiring harnesses (4) from the back of the interior door panel.
Step 7: The door panel should now be completely free from the vehicle.
Step 8: To reattach the door panel, reconnect the wiring harnesses (4), and re-engage the retaining clip that secures the locking cable to the back of the door handle.
Step 9: Slide the panel into position, and with a FIRM, but not too firm, strike near each retaining clip, "pop"┬Ł them all back into place.
Step 10: Tighten the T30 Torx screws (2).
Step 11: Reattach the interior door pull's trim panel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
11 2011, 10 2010, 09 2009, 08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Saab 9-3 Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement Instructions