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Old 07-02-2014, 08:46 AM
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Key wont open outside door! Video included

My key wont open the outside door manually but the key less entry works fine and turning on the vehicle is no problem. I wanna fix this problem if for any reason the battery on the remote goes out and i cant get into my vehicle manually.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:17 AM
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Re: Key wont open outside door! Video included

Spray Wd40 in the lock push key in and out 25 times and try to turn key.
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Re: Key wont open outside door! Video included

Will try that ASAP when i get a hold of some wd40. Will give a update if it works or not!
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Sprayed wd40 and took the key in and out more than 25 times. Turned key no difference
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Re: Key wont open outside door! Video included

If the key used to work one or more tumblers are stuck above the cuts in the key.
If you can get a uncut keyblank y159 or y157 that will lift them higher and they may drop down and operate or you will have to R&R.
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Update! I've got it to turn left and right but unfortunately have to give it a force in and turn. Keep on spraying wd-40?
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Re: Key wont open outside door! Video included

You could spray some more it loosens the original grease in the lock.
If you get it working good spray in some tri-flow every few months you have to use it once in awhile or it will seize up again.
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Will do thanks! Seems like this thread is a closed case thanks!
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Too late now, but you should have used graphite powder inplace of the wd40. The wd over time wil make your problem worse.
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Its not like I cant add some later ...thanks for another option whoever else runs into this problem
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No you cant add it now. It will just create a big mess inside your lock when it mixes with the WD.
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Re: Key wont open outside door! Video included

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Too late now, but you should have used graphite powder inplace of the wd40. The wd over time wil make your problem worse.
Graphite powder is one of the worst things to spray in a door lock. Everyone used it back in the day before synthetics like Tri-Flow or any other good lubricant came along.

I've replaced ignitions, and door locks due to graphite gunking up with moisture in the air, road salt, etc. Best thing to use is Tri-flow, or a Dri-Film lubricant.

For indoor use, it's fine, but anything exposed to elements should never have graphite used on it.
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