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Car door will not open

Keys are in the key hole, but the lock will not turn or open. what is the solution?

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Get you a can of w-d 40 it has a red tube that goes on the end of the sprayer.. spray that in the key hole if you can ... get it good and soaked ..it should turn good-luck ray

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