December 30, 2012, 7:13 pm
Hi there. After my front door latch froze open I poured hot water over the latch to defrost. But since this the dash light says my door is open and the interior light stays on. I have to turn it off manually. Plus I cannot lock the car with fob. Have to do the three manually then the drivers door with key. Any ideas what I have broke with the water?? Silly thing to do now I think about it. Help please. Help.
December 30, 2012, 7:19 pm
Never ever had it freeze even at minus 10 you have got water into the system unfortunayely you may have to just wait for it to dry if its a mk1 1.5 open the door and youll see 3torque screws remove the top one closest the driver seat and spray wd40 in and downwards at a 45 degree angle replace screw and give it an hour then retest
December 30, 2012, 7:26 pm
Hi there. It has now been about 4 weeks. It is the mark 2 focus. Tried the wd40 into the latch. But not through the torque screw hole. Will try this when light and dry. Thanks.
December 30, 2012, 7:40 pm
If that doesnt work and you have the radio code disconnect the battery for 30mins to reset the system if that fails its a dealer trip
December 30, 2012, 7:45 pm
I was gonna try that but didn't know if it would reset anything else. I have the radio code. I will try it. It won't damage anything else would it?
December 31, 2012, 2:38 am
All you may do is reset the ECU which may mean that the car will need to relearn your driving style for a bit.
Give the car a good high rev run along an A road to get it all balanced up again.
December 31, 2012, 6:31 am
Thanks to all. I will try these suggestions. And then report back. Thanks. Fingers crossed.
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