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    My snow cherry has been popped

    It is cold and I can't open my car.



    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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

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    Clearly, you need to pull the lock out and put it on your dinner table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    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
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    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.
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    Bikes don't have doors, just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    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!

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    I triple dog dare you to lick it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Bikes don't have doors, just saying.
    On no, with the 14 degree hill outside, what I need is a sledge.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    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.
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    Do the back seats fold down--allowing access thru?...Go thru the trunk. Try not to lock yourself in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    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...

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    So, this is a little?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post


    So, this is a little?
    We here in MN would call that a non-event.

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    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.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post


    So, this is a little?
    Get a leaf blower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Get a leaf blower.
    Broom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post


    So, this is a little?

    In Maine, that's a decent frost.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post


    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.

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    Now I want a cherry snow cone.
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