[V8] Door lock de-icing system not functioning.

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri Jan 6 10:34:03 EST 2006

The "quick" test is if the door opens after holding up the handle as per the
instructions :-)

Short of that, you would probably have to open up the door (remove panel) and
start measuring voltages, checking switches, etc.


Quoting Gunter Lorberg <glforensic at yahoo.com>:

> Anyone have any experience with the door lock de-icing system?
> After some prolonged wet and above freezing weather, things quickly cooled
> down and I could no longer turn the door cylinder locks open without
> repeatedly heating up the key with a barcecue lighter to warm things up.
> This was despite the use of gobs of lock de-icing fluid AND pulling up on the
> door handles for > 30 seconds to activate the heater as per the owner's
> manual.
> Does anyone know of a quick way to check the functioning of this system?
> Thanks.
> Gunter
> Toronto
> (2) 1990 Canadian V8's with slushbox trannies
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