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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2004, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Door Won't Open!!

When it's freezing outside my driver's door won't open on my Cooper. The central locking mechanism works fine but when you pull the door handle nothing happens, even from the inside when you pull the handle it just won't open (the passenger door and boot are fine).

Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?
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Sounds like the window frozen to the rubber, needs some valeting gel
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Sounds like the window frozen to the rubber, needs some valeting gel
No that's not the problem, the problem is actually in the door handle mechanism.
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MaxaMini had the same issue except it was the passenger door that wouldn't work for him.
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MaxaMini had the same issue except it was the passenger door that wouldn't work for him.
Do you know if he got the problem resolved?
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Do you know if he got the problem resolved?
Ist time was before Christmas not the fridgid temps of late. Went away. Had car in for 10000 oil change. Dealer said couldn't work on it unless problem presents itself again.

last weekend on RDRII pre run my poor wife was locked inside and had to crawl over console.
back at dealer and he suggs it was misture or condensation in door. Got the impression many had similiar probs.

In next week for look see at dealer
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i have that, it happened once the day after a car wash then it was cold. i was angery and had to climb out the passenger side. its fixed itself but could happen again.
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i have that, it happened once the day after a car wash then it was cold. i was angery and had to climb out the passenger side. its fixed itself but could happen again.
My door is operable again. Twice but on the pasenger side. Last incident just cleared after 4 days. Poltergeist or moisture/ condensation
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Thanks for all your replies everyone!

I've just tried opening my door now and it still won't open!!! and it's not freezing outside anymore!!

So I rang my dealer and he said he's never heard of this problem before but said I need to bring the car in ASAP and they will fix it under warranty.
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Thanks for all your replies everyone!

I've just tried opening my door now and it still won't open!!! and it's not freezing outside anymore!!

So I rang my dealer and he said he's never heard of this problem before but said I need to bring the car in ASAP and they will fix it under warranty.
Print out this thread and do also a search for Frozen door locks and lay it on 'em
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