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Hello all, Never happened before now my doors don't lock
can anyone point me in the right direction as to what it would be
and where to look.
Thanks. 8) 8)

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Fuse would be the first thing to check I reckon, but if not that then there is a doodah under the console which might be the culprit, see here for a few pics that explain better than I could:

https://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 45#p254600
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Does it lock centrally using the key in drivers door ?
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No does not move when using key.

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Is the lock frozen?
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HI, Good point will try it Saturday morning.
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Hello all, Thanks Tim it was frozen all working.

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Spray some antifreeze in the locks this will stop them freezing up.
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OK, thanks all.

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I wouldn't spray antifreeze into locks – but WD40 which is recommended by a lot of locksmiths will do the job and lubricate the lock at the same time. WD40 is essentially fish oil – and is both water repellent and a light lubricant…
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Thanks will do.
sorted.

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hilarystone wrote: WD40 is essentially fish oil …
No it ain't:


https://wd40.com/cool-stuff/myths-legends-fun-facts

As for the claim the "basic ingredient" in WD-40 is "fish oil," it's a common rumor and one that is easily propagated (because cans of WD-40 spray include no ingredients list), but a glance at the composition information included in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for WD-40 aerosol indicates the product is primarily petroleum-based, with the main ingredient being "solvent naptha, petroleum, medium aliphatic" (also known as Stoddard Solvent):
solvent naphtha petroleum, medium aliphatic, > 60%
petroleum base oil as paraffinic distillate, heavy, solvent-dewaxed (severe), 15% to 25%
corrosion inhibitor unregulated, 1% to 10%
wetting agent unregulated, 1% to 10%
fragrance unregulated, 0% to 1%
carbon dioxide, 2% to 3%
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Thanks I stand corrected… Whatever it does work well for locks and my local locksmith in Bristol recommends for all types of lock. It doesn't leave a gummy residue.
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hilarystone wrote:Thanks I stand corrected… Whatever it does work well for locks and my local locksmith in Bristol recommends for all types of lock. It doesn't leave a gummy residue.
I think it is a bit like Marmite , you either love it or hate it. I too like/recommend it but there are many who hate and condemn it. It's had more than it's fair share of bashing on this forum. :wink:
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I like it, but not enough to have it on toast.
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