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Car door locked seized and can't get door open

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    messstat May 11, 2010

    can you open at all? not from the inside either?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    either door?

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Try taking penatrating oil (PB Blaster is my favorite). Squirt a good amount into the lock cylinder and then run the key in and out of the lock cylinder a good many times. Repeat this process a few times and the lock should free up and you should be able to turn the key inside the lock cylinder.

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