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    ?What do you lads use,went out to our gerts polo this morn and couldn't get in the ferkin thing, didn't want to force it as the polo locks are dodgy to say the least, they end up breaking inside.

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    You used to be able to buy a lock heater, had a small heating element and a couple of AA batteries, you slid a thin metal piece into the lock and it heats up. Here is one on Ebay


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-H...-/150717631739

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    As its moisture in the lock that's freezing,I always put a squirt of wd40 in the locks come winter,displace the moisture nothing to freeze never have a problem with frozen locks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben50n View Post
    You used to be able to buy a lock heater, had a small heating element and a couple of AA batteries, you slid a thin metal piece into the lock and it heats up. Here is one on Ebay


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-H...-/150717631739

    ?Are they any good though.

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    Put it this way, you wouldnt touch the metal tip when it warms up!!

    Oher way would be to squirt de-icer into the lock? You can buy lock de-icer, think its stronger then the spray can stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    "Lock De Icer" What do you lads use.
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    I've never used any locks on the Vectra, do they have them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
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    it occassionally happened on my old vec b (remote broke so was using the key)

    i found pouring cold water onto the lock usually did the trick oddly.

    wd40 will help also as thats what it was designed for , water displacement

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