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Old 01-07-2017, 10:02 PM
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New one - icey door lock with no entry

As the title reads so what to do but get some hot water ,pour -insert key repeat.My guess is all you guys from up north are laughing right about now with a southern boys dilema but hey it begs an answer ,is their any tricks short of a can of carb fluid and a cigerette lighter for next time its an issue.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:22 PM
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Just plain WD-40. WD = water displacement. Will drive out water and also keep things lubed up.

I've heard to use graphite only on locks as it won't attract dirt, but I've been using WD-40 for years with no issue.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:26 PM
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It happens on occasion I've always used a lighter on the key put it in wiggle maybe takes 2 or 3 times but it will open after that it should be fine. Yeah I got a chuckle.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:31 PM
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Hold the key with a vice grips, heat up with a cigarette lighter, stick in lock, turn.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:55 PM
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I used a match to heat the key the first night. The nights after that, I didn't lock the door. That was fifty years ago. I'm not sure my method works anymore.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:13 AM
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Copied from this thread Door lock keeps freezing up...

"I have the same problem on my driver's door but not passenger door. Problem is a broken o-ring in the driver's door lock tumbler which keeps water out. A few things you can do:

1. Replace the o-ring (may not be easy to find the right size)

2. Replace the lock with one with a good o-ring

3. Install key less entry

4. Install a bra made from bicycle inner tube

I have done 3 and 4 and both work great in icing conditions but not 1 and 2 yet.

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Old 01-08-2017, 10:20 AM
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Once open, lube it liberally and keep it lubed.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:43 AM
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Be careful not to force it. There is a plastic piece which links the tumbler to a connecting rod and that can crack. This happened on my passenger side on a cold day when the locks were frozen. Gentle is that way to approach it.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:08 PM
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Quote:
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Once open, lube it liberally and keep it lubed.
Unless the lube can keep water out, it's not gonna work.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:19 PM
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My suggestion is to go to an auto parts store and get an aerosol lock deicer. These are sold in little tubes with pointy nozzles that fit right into the lock. You can carry one in your pocket. The liquid they dispense is isopropyl alcohol, which will deice and dewater the mechanism, and then evaporate without a mess.

Victor Lock De-Icer and lubricant 00502-V - Read Reviews on Victor #00502-V
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:30 PM
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Keyless entry makes any old car modern. well worth the <$20 in parts. I never use the key to get in or lock the car anymore. I keep another ignition key hidden/locked in the car.

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