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Battery was dead for a long while. Recharged, car works great. one week after starting using car again, can't open door from outside was working fine for a week. I've searched other threads but can't figure this out. Driver's side door is the only affected side. It opens from inside, electronic fob opens/closes lock, but key is vertical in slot and won/t rotate to horizontal just stays locked in that vertical position...

thoughts? Embarrasing to crawl across from passenger side!
 

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The mechanical locking system(key) and the electric locking system (fob) are completely independent of each other iirc. That key should turn. Pretty sure. There should never be a situation where the key can't turn. Ever. It sounds to me (I'm wrong quite often) like there is a problem inside that door. You may end up opening it up.
 

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When key slot is vertical the button is disengaged from the mechanism... you need to rotate it to horizontal with the key.
 

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he knows - he's saying the key slot will not / can not physically move into the horizontal position - something inside is preventing it from turning i think..Someone superglue your locks?
 

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No one superglued haha
Passenger side is fine.. What the hell am I going
To do? I can't get in and out of the car

Any ideas of where to take it ??
 

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Jiggle it
 

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Spray in some graphite lubricant powder.
Michael
Thanks for that idea. Its really bothersome to have to crawl across and pull the interior handle.

Where can I pick up this product? A hardware store or car parts?


Thanks for your time!
 

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I get excellent results with Dri Slide.

Liquid ensures that the moly/graphite gets everywhere, then liquid evaporates.

We don't want to use a permanent liquid that stays to attract dirt.



Drislide N. America, Inc. ? Welcome
 

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Multi purpose, IIRC, is fine. Ensure it has the moly.

Spraying on the key would get the lubricant everywhere it needs to go.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
 

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Multi purpose, IIRC, is fine. Ensure it has the moly.

Spraying on the key would get the lubricant everywhere it needs to go.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you.
This stuff only available online? Can't get it at a parts store?
 
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