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Old 01-23-2019, 07:36 PM
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I had wife's driver door handle stick up when frozen and like you described wouldn't latch then after a couple slams it stayed shut then wouldn't open.

I suspect the Bowden cable got a little water in and stuck in the up position. The latch was just redone and there is almost no grease on that nothing to get gummy.

I'm about to repair the passenger side actuator so plan to do a little Discovery. Maybe I'll put the actuator and dhc in the freezer and figure out what the hell is actually happening.

I was not able to un-freeze through the side hole and de-ice not down the lock button only running the car and cabin heat warmed up the DHC/cable and it suddenly started working again.

With no moisture it should never freeze so maybe some wd-40 inside the Bowden cable to displace any water.
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
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