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Posted: 1/7/2003 7:14:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:37:37 PM EDT
Instead of using hot water (which will immediately freeze again) see if you can spray some alcohol into it.  This should free the mechanism and has a lower freeze point than water.  If that doesn't work, I'd go to the local auto parts store or Wal-Mart and pick up a can of that lock de-icer and lubricant.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:40:28 PM EDT
WD-40 works well and it is cheaper than lock de-icer
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:47:26 PM EDT
break the windows.. < you could simply lower them at night ... but where is the fun in that?>  Then practice getting in "Dukes Of Hazzard" style.. oh yeah wear a jacket since the ride to work will most likely suck.

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:51:08 PM EDT
I always liked the old Oxy/Acetaline approach....

Made it so much easier to get in my car without those pesky doors.....

Of course, WD-40 kicks ass, and a bit of CLP keeps th elocks from freezing again [:D]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:01:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:05:38 PM EDT
Move out of that Godforsaken state to somewhere where you won't have these kind of problems! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:45:17 PM EDT
Lube the lock hole for sure.  CLP may actually work.  Just put a rag underneath, so you don't get any on the paint.
Mine is getting hard to turn the key in the Olds again, but it's been about two years since I put some lubricant in it.  I don't remember what I used, but afterward, the key almost turned [i]too[/i] easily.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 8:51:02 PM EDT
OK, I'll volunteer for the site asshole just to say ...

... [size=3]It's 10:45PM and it's a balmy [b]70[/b] degrees F. outside[/size=3]  

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:08:30 PM EDT
Piss on it like I told you earlier.  Watch out for any ex's that may be around, I don't want to be brought up under an accomplice charge.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:17:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:25:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 9:30:06 PM EDT
Frozen ???

Move to Phoenix.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 10:29:59 PM EDT
I liked the suggestion for a garage.  [:)]

You may reference the recent thread on the remote starter for your car.

Silicone spray (available at auto supply stores) helps on my GM as per their manual.  I coat all rubber weather stripping and hinges and locks with it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 11:46:04 PM EDT
Using oi is the fastest way to RUIN a door lock around here. Dust gets in there and tears everything up. Use a teflon based dri-lube. Or alcohol.
Link Posted: 1/8/2003 12:57:27 AM EDT
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