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RubenX 12-06-13 12:09 PM

My snow cherry has been popped
 
It is cold and I can't open my car.

http://i.imgur.com/c9Zsecdl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MgBSKhjl.jpg

skijor 12-06-13 12:10 PM

Got a lighter? Heat up your key. Try not to splode yourself.

bigbenaugust 12-06-13 12:12 PM

Clearly, you need to pull the lock out and put it on your dinner table.

RubenX 12-06-13 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skijor (Post 16306955)
Got a lighter? Heat up your key. Try not to splode yourself.

I has only set a car on fire *once*, at it was an honest accident :)

RPK79 12-06-13 12:18 PM

Is the key not turning in the lock or is the door just frozen shut?

If it is the lock they sell a little lock de-icer you can spray into it to free it up.

If it is the door I've found a flathead screwdriver will give you the leverage to pry it open.

RubenX 12-06-13 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16306984)
Is the key not turning in the lock or is the door just frozen shut?

If it is the lock they sell a little lock de-icer you can spray into it to free it up.

If it is the door I've found a flathead screwdriver will give you the leverage to pry it open.

Lock turns... is the door. But I have to give this a break because the gloves are *inside* said car, and my fingers are hurting.

bigbenaugust 12-06-13 12:24 PM

Bikes don't have doors, just saying. :innocent:

RPK79 12-06-13 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 16306997)
Lock turns... is the door. But I have to give this a break because the gloves are *inside* said car, and my fingers are hurting.

Yeah, just get a flathead screwdriver into the top of the door and move it back and forth while you pull up on the handle and it should come right open.

Don't try yanking the handle until it opens. They're not made for that and they will break.

The fun stuff is when your door freezes OPEN. Sometimes the latch will freeze open and the door will not close. You then have to drive down the road holding the door shut until it gets warm enough inside to release the latch mechanism. This is especially fun if you drive a stick shift!

skijor 12-06-13 12:26 PM

I triple dog dare you to lick it?

RubenX 12-06-13 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16307009)
Bikes don't have doors, just saying. :innocent:

On no, with the 14 degree hill outside, what I need is a sledge.

genec 12-06-13 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16306984)
Is the key not turning in the lock or is the door just frozen shut?

If it is the lock they sell a little lock de-icer you can spray into it to free it up.

If it is the door I've found a flathead screwdriver will give you the leverage to pry it open.

Perhaps not in Florida. Hard to find stuff like that and Ice Scrapers in a place that normally doesn't have cold weather.

For the folks that live in cold climates... note how thin the snow and frost is in the OP pic... probably would be "nothing" to you folks.

RPK79 12-06-13 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by genec (Post 16307052)
Perhaps not in Florida. Hard to find stuff like that and Ice Scrapers in a place that normally doesn't have cold weather.

For the folks that live in cold climates... note how thin the snow and frost is in the OP pic... probably would be "nothing" to you folks.

Not much snow, but I see a pretty thick layer of ice on the car (hence the no door opening) and that, in my opinion, sucks a lot more than snow.

RubenX 12-06-13 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RPK79 (Post 16307067)
Not much snow, but I see a pretty thick layer of ice on the car (hence the no door opening) and that, in my opinion, sucks a lot more than snow.

Yeah, it was raining last night...then water turned to ice, then came hail, then some snow. Imma go out again in a bit, when I regain dexterity.

skijor 12-06-13 12:45 PM

Do the back seats fold down--allowing access thru?...Go thru the trunk. Try not to lock yourself in.

RPK79 12-06-13 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skijor (Post 16307089)
Do the back seats fold down--allowing access thru?...Go thru the trunk. Try not to lock yourself in.

I've yet to see a car where you can fold the seats down from inside the trunk...

RubenX 12-06-13 12:46 PM

http://i.imgur.com/b4avwfLl.jpg

So, this is a little?

RPK79 12-06-13 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 16307096)
http://i.imgur.com/b4avwfLl.jpg

So, this is a little?

We here in MN would call that a non-event.

StanSeven 12-06-13 12:48 PM

I had a German hatchback once and had to get in that way many times in the winter - open the hatch, lower rear seat and climb through. I wondered if German people just don't go out in the winter.

skijor 12-06-13 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 16307096)
http://i.imgur.com/b4avwfLl.jpg

So, this is a little?

Get a leaf blower.

RPK79 12-06-13 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skijor (Post 16307103)
Get a leaf blower.

Broom.

mconlonx 12-06-13 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 16307096)
http://i.imgur.com/b4avwfLl.jpg

So, this is a little?


In Maine, that's a decent frost.

nondes 12-06-13 01:08 PM

Make sure the foam sealer strip isn't frozen to the door frame, or you might tear it off.

no motor? 12-06-13 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skijor (Post 16307022)
I triple dog dare you to lick it?

Oooohh, start for the coup de tat.

And Ruben, once you do get into your car and wait for the defroster to clear off the windshield enough to drive remember driving on snow and ice is going to be different that what you're used to. Take it slow or your whole car is going to end up in someones kitchen.

no motor? 12-06-13 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RubenX (Post 16307096)
http://i.imgur.com/b4avwfLl.jpg

So, this is a little?

That was enough to start the masses to stock up on milk, eggs, bread and beer when I lived in Texas.

jsharr 12-06-13 01:47 PM

Now I want a cherry snow cone.


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