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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:04 AM
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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?....
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:50 AM
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The spray stopped working? I think i read the freezing is common with the x5

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 AM
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I need the warm weather to come back. This sucks. lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:56 AM
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Whats going on with you bro? How is school out there?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:01 AM
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The spray can only do so much
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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Which spray ate you using Steven? Is it a methyl hydrate based our ethyl glycol?

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:35 PM
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what happened to that other spray you had? wasnt it lithium grease?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:21 PM
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I still got it. It doesn't say anything about spraying on locks. Just the weather strips along the door.

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Old 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.

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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.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:50 AM
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**** it you right. I'm turn it into a jeep. Lol

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:11 AM
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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.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 AM
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:24 PM
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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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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 PM
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Steven, did you try just having the battery in the FOB replaced?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:38 PM
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Sort of. A new key for OBD2 E36s is still in the ballpark of $80-100. Not exactly winning...
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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
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You live in Boston, but you don't have CWP? That would keep the doors warm.
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