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Windows/Doors won't open in cold weather

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mrjedistud, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. mrjedistud

    mrjedistud Member

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    Hey guys. Anyone else experience this.

    In freezing weather I couldn't open my doors. After playing around I realized its because the windows (which normally open slightly when you pull the handle) were not dropping down. This in turn caused the windows to get stuck on the chrome lip. I am assuming that either the cold or possibly ice froze up some of the window mechanics in the door itself. I tried preheating the car and it helped on one door, but the others were still stuck. Not a huge deal as the weather eventually warmed up and I usually drive solo, but was a bit annoying.
     
  2. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    maybe a Model S: Interior & Exterior story?
    moderator could help move it
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    I had this happen once or twice when it rained and my car was parked outside, the windows would freeze, and I'd have to either pull a little harder (the chrome is weak, so the window will go under it with a little force) or chisel my way out.

    There was another thread, someone said they had it on another frameless window car too.
     
  4. NovemberXray

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    Yep, preheat and use a credit card to slide down between glass and door, this usually will clear the thin layer of ice and free the window.
     
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