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    Angry Drivers door issue when below zero

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    So the issue I had just before Christmas with the battery and drivers door entry has given me a problem a further twice.
    To clarify the battery has been fine since charging, twice now when the temperature has fallen below zero Iíve been unable to get in via drivers door in the morning, most annoying!

    It feels like the door is locked from the outside, but can be opened from the inside of the car. Any thoughts? Feels like something frosted up? As is fine again when the temperature rises...

    As itís likely to be below zero quite regularly over the next few months I donít much fancy having to resort to climbing through back door to gain access, the passengers door was fine today but wasnít on the 2 other occasions and rear doors have not been a problem at all.

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    It sounds like the door lock mechanism is starting to fail.
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    Sounds like driver door switches for locks. See sticky on replacement by The Boy in stickies.
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    Yup, symptoms match the failing door lock motor. If you're inside when it plays up, you can see it tries to unlock, and you can see the lock lever on the door move, but not quite enough.

    If its noticably worse on very cold days, the battery is also probably struggling, due to reduced effeciency. Its possible a new batt may mask the door motor fault, but it will only get worse and fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBoy View Post
    Yup, symptoms match the failing door lock motor. If you're inside when it plays up, you can see it tries to unlock, and you can see the lock lever on the door move, but not quite enough.

    If its noticably worse on very cold days, the battery is also probably struggling, due to reduced effeciency. Its possible a new batt may mask the door motor fault, but it will only get worse and fail.
    Thanks for the this, will look into replacing and use your stick as ref. Sorry for the dislike, fat fingers on small iPhone keyboard!
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