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Old 01-17-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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Frozen Locks

so the past 2 days my door locks (all 3) have been frozen. i think i have fixed the passenger side one with some lock de-icer and WD-40 (its rained alot almost a week straight) and thought i did fix the driver-side too till this morning. it seized up over night again. after it warms up some they do begin to work fine.


anyone else have any input on the topic??

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Old 01-17-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
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Small screw driver and bic lighter, warm the tip of the screw driver and stick it in the lock.

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Old 01-17-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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I usually carry the lock de-icer in my pocket, keeps it nice and warm. Usually if in a bind, I just climb in the back window.....they wont jam if you leave it unlocked...but I live in a city and cant sleep at night if I do this. Good luck, that Ice storm looks harsh.
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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i cant leave my crap unlocked either live in a college town where 2 cars with in walking distance were torched from the inside out. and its hard to climb in the back in a freakin suit argh........

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Old 01-17-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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Hair dryer and extension cord (if possible). If not, pour some boiling water over the locks. (Which may refreeze, so you want to be careful.)
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:15 PM   #6
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My Jeep doesn't have any valuables in it so I don't lock it usaully. And as far as vehicles gettin torched uhh a Jeep would probably be an easy target so don't make enemies cause locks wont stop a molitov cocktail. Other than that I have never had that problem.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:30 PM   #7
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they set interiors on fire lol. the first ones didnt go up because they shut the doors depriving the fire from oxygen but the last one they left the door open. i guess the soft top would melt/burn up anyway. oh well thank goodness for insurance. also i guess my locks wouldnt be frozen shut anymore if that happened.

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:57 PM   #8
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You can also try vasaline or white lube, I dont think it freezes... also good on the door seals, so when you do manage to unlock it you dont rip them off when you open the door. Still thinkin........
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:43 AM   #9
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Try operating the door handle, yes I know the door is locked, but sometimes just moving the locked door handle can free up the tumbler locks. It doesn't make sense but it worked for me last week. My key would not turn in the lock after our last rain,ice storm, until I moved the door handle and then the key turned without a problem??
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:18 AM   #10
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Yeah try some K-Y warming jelly it warms on contact.
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Yeah try some K-Y warming jelly it warms on contact.

that may be true but i find it doesnt lubricate good enough.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:44 PM   #13
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Ha.. KY.. might work. I think Ill try it, the rain turned to snow 10 mins ago. My girlfriends gonna look at me real funny when I walk out the door with the KY. Priceless!
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Try brake cleaner. Workes for me every time
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Won't brake cleaner be kinda hard on the paint?

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