[V8] (day-0) 62deg, heavy rain - (day-1) 6deg and frozen locks

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Jan 14 13:09:26 EST 2005

... are you saying that you tried to use the built in de-icer and it
didn't work?  You should be able to pull on the door handle latch to
activate the de-icer circuitry ... not much call for it out here in
sunny CA, but I know I hear the relay click on and off if it is cold and
quiet when I go out to the car ...

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Well it finally happened.  In all the years of Audi ownership 
> I actually 
> couldn't get into the car this morning.
> I managed to explode the plastic "light key" housing whilst 
> trying both 
> locks.  I imagine after all the water and high humidity that 
> things are 
> frozen solid in there.
> Since I've never had the frozen lock issue with Audi, can 
> anyone tell me 
> whether or not the lock-de-ice'r is worth screwing with?
> My gut tells me no...

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