Frozen Handles!!

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Frozen Handles!!

Post by Mivec5RS » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:05 pm

It is getting almost impossible to get in my van on the frosty mornings.. The handle freezes together. Does anyone have and good tips for this??

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Re: Frozen Handles!!

Post by Lad.In.A.Cad » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:25 pm

Used to happen to my civic something awful.

Dried the mech completely with a hairdryer once the door handle had warmed up in some daylight. Then blasted the lot with WD40. Then I gave the door seals some love with silicone spray. Think I put some spray grease down the release cable too if i remember rightly

Never had to climb in through the boot again 8)

Apologies if this is an obvious response...

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Re: Frozen Handles!!

Post by Doc » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Good old car wax is a great solution.
Get it into the handle where it shuts and then on the paint where the door seal meets, that should keep things free.
If there is moisture in the lock then WD40 in there will be good but I usually find its handles and seals that get frozen.
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Re: Frozen Handles!!

Post by tommyzooom » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:06 pm

Mine used to open, then "freeze" in the open position. I could get in alright, but had to hold the door closed for a couple of miles until it thawed :shock:

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Re: Frozen Handles!!

Post by Mivec5RS » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:24 pm

Thanks guys.. I'll try that. I agree Doc, its not the lock, its the handle freezing.. Its -5 here just now so i am probably a bit too late tonight...lol

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