Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Cold weather woes
It got down into the low 20s here in Philly last night and was still well below freezing when I left for work this morning. I didn't wear my heated gear because I only have to commute about 2 miles to work. However, once I got to work this morning and tried taking the key out of the ignition, I realized that there must have been a bit of moisture in the ignition switch because the key was completely frozen in there. I work in a bad part of town so definitely didn't want to leave my key in the ignition and my girlfriend took our hair dryer with her on her business trip so I had to head to the shop to get the key unstuck. Needless to say, I immediately regretted not hooking up the heat to my gear since the shop I go to is about 15 miles away and I was an icicle by the time I got there. Anyway, they used a heat gun and some teflon lube to get it unstuck.
Anybody else ever run into a similar issue with their V in the cold? Any suggestions for preventing it from happening again? Any suggestions for how to get the key out once it's frozen in there besides using a hair dryer or heat gun? This hadn't ever happened before so I felt unprepared to do anything besides drive to the shop.