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driver door opens from inside but not outside

we had a cold snap here yesterday, and my FX driver door won't open from the outside. My temporary solution is to use the key to open the windows, then open it from the inside.

Is this generally an electrical issue or a mechanical issue? I won't have time to park it inside a heated garage until Monday, and the dealership may not be able to get me in for a few days after that.

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If it won't open from the outside with your FOB it's likely a doorlock actuator problem. Does it open from the inside by using the handle or by pressing the unlock button?

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it opens from the inside with the handle

I've got it sitting inside a heated shop today to see if it's going to unthaw, if not it's going to have the door disassembled to see what's up

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The door lock actuators and the window motors do not like very cold weather but if the cold causes it to not function the actuator/motor is probably on the way out.

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wellllll I may have washed the vehicle the day before it got super cold. anyway, it didn't thaw out. mechanic has door apart, thinks part of the handle is broken. ugh.

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apparently cable had come off of the inside of the outer door handle. mechanic put it back on and fastened it a bit better so it hopefully doesn't come off again. no parts required, thankfully!

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Weird. I wonder if a little ice expanded in there and pushed the cable off.

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Weird. I wonder if a little ice expanded in there and pushed the cable off.
my wife told me she was really going at the handle when it didn't work so there's a good possibility it got jimmied off during that fight. In her defense, the FX interior does not really lend itself to climbing over the console from the passenger side.

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