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December 16, 2017, 03:52:35 PM

martin33100

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Door won't stay shut when the locks frozen.
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:52:35 PM »
Hi guys had this issue last year in the cold and it's back again, I think the passenger door lock or mechanism is freezing up and when you open the door the lock stays latched in the open position so it won't close.
Any idea where I may be able to spray some lube to try and get the moisture out that's freezing?

December 16, 2017, 06:42:00 PM
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snrbrtsn

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Re: Door won't stay shut when the locks frozen.
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 06:42:00 PM »
Same th8ng happened to me
I’d just washed car a couple of hours later the frost came down, I drove out onto the street and the door swung open, this in turn throws the gearbox into neutral, well it does once stopped to close door.
I was then stuck in the middle of road unable to select gear as the door wouldn’t latch, had to run back to house for the kettle to defrost the lock!
Anyways, I have since squirted WD40 into the lock latch mechanism to displace the water, so far so good