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Old 29-01-2004, 06:25 PM
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Question Vw Golf Locks And Doors Freezing Shut

Hi everyone,

I hope ye can help me with my lastest problem.

During the past few weeks my locks and doors have been getting frozen due to the icy weather. The locks get so frozen that I can't put the key in the key hole, they're okay after pouring hot water on them but the door is frimly frozen and takes a lot more water to get it open. Obviously this is very inconvient as it's always possible to have hot water.

I've heard that there is some sort of oil that can be put on the locks, is this true?

[1996 VW GOLF]

I'D REALLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE ME, THANKS
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Old 29-01-2004, 06:37 PM
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Default Keep the door locks from freezing.

One or two tips.

Squirt lock de-icer or glycerine into the locks to keep them from freezing. To open a frozen lock, try heating the key before inserting it.

Or

A really quick and nasty one. If you have masking tape, just cover the lock the night before.

Just while I think of it, smear your car key with petroleum jelly
and insert it to coat the lock. This should stop it from freezing.


For the car door. I would dry the door and put car wax to the inside metal. This can reduce the car door from freezing shut.

Hope that helps.
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Old 29-01-2004, 07:32 PM
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Default Thanks!

That was a quick response!

Thanks very much, I'll try those tips. Brilliant site!



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Old 30-01-2004, 09:44 AM
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More tips:

WD40 the door locks. Just make sure you've got the straw-type attachment on and some kitchen roll to make sure none goes on your paintwork.

I also use WD40 on the door seals, but a friend recomended dipping your finger in cooking oil and running it along the door seals. I haven't tried that one yet, so can't comment on it.
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