Home Tips & Tricks Doors Don’t Unlock in Cold Weather: ’03 Honda Accord

Doors Don’t Unlock in Cold Weather: ’03 Honda Accord

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Download Doors Don’t Unlock in Cold Weather: ’03 Honda Accord – With old man winter bearing down on us now, have you gotten any complaints from ’03 Accord owners that they can’t unlock the doors? If you have, the problem may be frozen door lock knob cables. The door lock knob mechanism in ’03 Accords uses a cable instead of a lock rod. If your customer got the windows tinted, water can get inside the lock knob area and run down into the cable during the tinting process. If the temperature then drops below freezing, any water in the cable freezes solid and prevents the cable from sliding properly. To loosen up the door lock knob, you need to remove the door panel and carefully run a heat gun across the entire length of the cable. This evaporates any moisture. And to prevent this from happening to other Accord owners that are having their windows tinted, tell the window tinting guys to make sure they don’t get water down inside the lock knob area.