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After my Hanook battery suddenly with no warning died on me, I stuck a new one in, I haven’t used the car for 4 days so thought as it’s covered in ice I’ll fire it up, it’s midnight , I opened the door and it fired straight away, went to shut the door and the frigging lock must be frozen, it won’t latch, I presume it’s full of crap,
Has anyone else encountered this ? If so do I remove the latch and clean, or just shoot a can of brake cleaner into it, I’ve ratchet strapped the front doors together, so it’s secure till later when it’s light.

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Mine did it once years ago when it was stupidly cold. I poured a kettle full of hot water down the side of the door. Whether it was the heat from that or it just freed itself off anyway I don't know but it's never done it again. Heat gun would probably be better if you've got one.

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I did pour a kettle of water down it, all it did was freeze the door shut, lol, I’ll shoot some cleaner in it, it did it once before but siuddenly let go on it’s own..

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Mine froze up in the snow earlier in the year but I was lucky in that it at least latched closed.

I was able to latch it and drive off until it warmed up enough for to close it properly.

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no10chris wrote:

I did pour a kettle of water down it, all it did was freeze the door shut, lol

Should have boiled the kettle first......

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I've used bicycle chain lube for door locks in the past with good results but I'm changing over to graphite in the future - dry lube seems like the way to avoid frozen locks.