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Old 30 Dec 2009, 03:51 am
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So i got a carwash today and it was pretty cold. Probably about 20* F. I went snowboarding for about 5 hours and when i got to my car the key wouldn't unlock the door. So i tried the other side. Same thing. It would turn but the knob wouldn't pop up. So i had to go in through the trunk and unlock the backdoors. I tried to pull up on the knobs but they wont go! The electric unlock doesnt work either. It does the normal beeps and you can hear it move but than the knobs only go up about 1/4" . I don't know how to get my doors open. I heard they might just need to thaw out, put wd40 in the locks and hope it works. I put wd40 in there but i was also told that lock de-icer srews up your locks by drying them out. Any help is MORE than appreciated. Thanks
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 06:13 am
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Lucky the rear hatch opened!
I was thinking maybe the rocker switch on the door got wet and shorted in lock position, but that would lock the hatch, too.
Sure sounds like the locks or that water got down past the window seals into the door and froze up the lock mechanism...
Blast a hairdryer on the locks and see...
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My car only has power locks on the front doors. The hatch is only with the key. I'm taking it to my uncles to kep in his heated garage for a few hours ill let you know how it goes.
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I went outside and the doors just suddenly work! I'm not sure if the wd40 helped or not but its still only like 33* F.
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 04:46 pm
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Rocker switch to lock the doors on door? Maybe switch got wet and shorted in "lock".
WD-40 sure can't hurt. It repels water.
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