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Old 12-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
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Frozen door locks

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Winter is here and I have to park outside. As I was getting in today, the drivers door lock was frozen and wouldn't turn. I had to open via the passenger door.

What is the best way to get past this, or make it so they won't freeze?

Thanks so much. Wish I didn't have to drive it in winter!
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Best bet can be to use a hair drier to warm it up. The main way to stop it is to keep moisture away from the door mechanism. I think they make windshield covers that also cover the side windows. Would make things a lot easier.
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Best bet can be to use a hair drier to warm it up. The main way to stop it is to keep moisture away from the door mechanism. I think they make windshield covers that also cover the side windows. Would make things a lot easier.
That makes sense. I'll take a look into those!
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Get a can of WD-40 and squirt into the key-hole.

It will not allow moisture to build up and freeze.
I might live in Florida now but I sure do remember those miserable ugly days of scraping windshields and frozen door locks.
I hope this will do it for you.
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Hey,

Winter is here and I have to park outside. As I was getting in today, the drivers door lock was frozen and wouldn't turn. I had to open via the passenger door.

What is the best way to get past this, or make it so they won't freeze?

Thanks so much. Wish I didn't have to drive it in winter!

1 Head to Wally World and get the stuff made for frozen locks
2 Heat the key up with a lighter for 15 seconds or so
3 Use hairdryer as stated before
4 Use windshield washer fluid to poor into the cracks to unfreeze the mechanism
5 Use WD40

When you get it thawed out spray graphite grease on all the moving parts. WD40 is a penetrate not an oil so if you use that make sure you grease it afterwords.
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Rain-ex makes a ice removing spray that works freaking amazingly. I'd spray some of that on there.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Used some WD-40 and haven't had a problem since.
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Hi Shawnsta

WD-40 works as good or better then anything you can use.

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