Saab “Deadlock” function basically makes it harder for would be thieves to steal a car or remove interior components from it. Part two is designed to guard against theft of contents. If a window is smashed the Deadlock makes it almost impossible to unlock the car from inside.
Electronic key – remotely operates the central locking. Rolling digital codes make it virtually impossible for an unauthorised person to copy the code of your electronic key. The theft protection of the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 has attracted considerable praise. Not from burglars, but from motoring magazines whose best experts have tried to force the system. With poor result. And that’s no wonder, since it was developed in co-operation with leading insurance institutes. It’s quite simply among the best available.
The system counters both break-ins and theft of the car itself. If anyone tries to force the door lock, the encapsulated cylinder spins uselessly. Nor can the cylinder be smashed in or pulled out. If a window is broken, the Deadlocks stop the doors being opened from inside. Protection against theft of the car itself is equally comprehensive. Of course, There is no mechanical ignition lock to break (Saab 9-3) and the engine requires a unique rolling code from the electronic key to start. Furthermore, the electronic steering wheel lock will only open with the correct key code. And if in addition you specify our advanced car alarm, you can be sure of one thing: your Saab will always be on its guard.
Dead locking means the doors cannot be unlocked from inside, you can still unlock the doors using the key. This is to stop some lowlife smashing a window and pulling the locking buttons up (it also means if you deadlock the car with someone inside they cannot escape from the car without smashing a window).
Here’s how this function works in practice:
In addition, this TSL function can be programmed via the Tech 2 system.
- Theft Security Locking/Deadlock) TSL at First Press
- TSL at Second Press Driver Preference. Normal Locking or Dead Locking at first Press of Remote
- TSL at first Press: Default Setting. All Doors will lock in Deadlock Mode
- TSL: at Second Press: All Doors will lock in Deadlock mode at the second press of the Remote.
- Lock /Unlock Acknowledge None or Indicators Current vehicles fitted without Alarm can only option indicators only.
Also, this Saab Deadlock feature prevents the opening the door with a string: