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TouTou 01-26-2013 10:04 AM

door freeze
 
As we all know it is winter, and it is freezing out. My X5 for some reason can't stand the cold.. Everyday I go to a car and the door locks are frozen. Once I get in the door will not shut. I've tried spraying the locks. Nothing.... Any ideas anyone?....:mad:

BMRfanatic 01-26-2013 10:50 AM

The spray stopped working? I think i read the freezing is common with the x5

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TouTou 01-26-2013 10:56 AM

I need the warm weather to come back. This sucks. lol

TouTou 01-26-2013 10:56 AM

Whats going on with you bro? How is school out there?

TouTou 01-26-2013 11:01 AM

The spray can only do so much

jonesin 01-26-2013 12:51 PM

Which spray ate you using Steven? Is it a methyl hydrate based our ethyl glycol?

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TouTou 01-26-2013 01:35 PM

Wd 40

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BMRfanatic 01-26-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TouTou (Post 7339884)
Wd 40

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what happened to that other spray you had? wasnt it lithium grease?

TouTou 01-26-2013 03:21 PM

I still got it. It doesn't say anything about spraying on locks. Just the weather strips along the door.

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hornhospital 01-26-2013 03:48 PM

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Don't use grease in locks. It collects dirt/dust and will eventually clog it up.

Lock-Ease.

That is all

TheFinanceGuy 01-26-2013 04:00 PM

Who needs the door to close? Man up and just drive!



But really, use lock de-icer or the stuff ken says above^
My parents 01 X5 did the same thing. Their solution, put it in the garage.

drivinfaster 01-26-2013 07:01 PM

or bungee cords.....:dunno:






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TouTou 01-27-2013 07:50 AM

**** it you right. I'm turn it into a jeep. Lol

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ZeGerman 01-27-2013 08:11 AM

Yeah, WD40 won't do a thing in freezing temps. As Patrick said above, you need lock de-icer. This used to happen all winter long with my previous car when I was living in Michigan. It was so bad that I had to carry a small bottle of de-icer in my coat pocket at all times. Works very well, though.

hornhospital 01-27-2013 08:22 AM

There's always the "urine alternative" if it's an emergency. :eek::yikes::eeps::tsk:

TouTou 01-27-2013 05:24 PM

I picked some up. Its funny you say that. I have it in my jacket as well. I have key less entry but key remote died on me. I have to physicaly use the key. BMW want 253.00 for a new freaking key lol.

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ZeGerman 01-27-2013 05:25 PM

Welcome to BMW ownership...:rofl:

BMRfanatic 01-27-2013 05:33 PM

Ol school bimmers for the win! Lol

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jonesin 01-27-2013 05:36 PM

Steven, did you try just having the battery in the FOB replaced?

ZeGerman 01-27-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dino1394 (Post 7342091)
Ol school bimmers for the win! Lol

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Sort of. A new key for OBD2 E36s is still in the ballpark of $80-100. Not exactly winning...

TouTou 01-29-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeGerman (Post 7342104)
Sort of. A new key for OBD2 E36s is still in the ballpark of $80-100. Not exactly winning...

I need to get in the key bussines lol:rofl:

petriej 01-29-2013 11:30 AM

You live in Boston, but you don't have CWP? That would keep the doors warm.

BMRfanatic 01-29-2013 11:54 AM

What's CWP?


Edit nvm.

Car is from Cali :rofl: never saw cold till now

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SCJon 01-29-2013 12:14 PM

Cold weather package

petriej 01-29-2013 12:44 PM

So is mine, but decadence is nice. When the temps are below 40 in the morning, heated seats and steering wheel (I know! try it sometime) make for a nice commute.


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