how can I open my frozen doors ana 2006 passat when its still 1 degree outside ?

Asked by Feb 19, 2015 at 09:09 AM about the Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sitting at the airport for 3 days at the outside car park with negative temperatures. When I pushed the unlock the dash board lit up, but the door will not open. any ideas?

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Is the battery dead? If the sun doesn't warm it up, the best thing to do is call AAA- or just abandon it like all the other cars in that horrible weather-

Believe it or not, pounding on your door will loosen the ice that has formed around your lock when you parked your warm car in the outside car park. Or I should say it might work. Beat around the door seals with you hammer fist. Make a fist and hit do not punch. It might also help if you stick the key in the key hole and try opening manually.

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