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My V is parked outside (only have 2 car garage). North Texas weather so far has caused my wind shield sprayer motor to stop (fuse), the left daylight running light to go out, and now this morning the driver door unlock motor stopped.
I can unlock the door with the key or from the inside. So i suspect an other fuse.
Car is 2 years old. So an other stop at the dealer unless somebody can point me to the proper fuse.
I checked the BCM fuses in the front. I found the keyless diagrams but could not identify a fuse on that.
 

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mine LOVES the cold... it runs like a scalded whore... traction on the other hand is altogether different.
 

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I've been driving mine in cold, including below zero weather, for a month now and no problems at all. You must have some lectrical gremiln in there.
 

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My V is parked outside (only have 2 car garage). North Texas weather so far has caused my wind shield sprayer motor to stop (fuse), the left daylight running light to go out, and now this morning the driver door unlock motor stopped.
I can unlock the door with the key or from the inside. So i suspect an other fuse.
Car is 2 years old. So an other stop at the dealer unless somebody can point me to the proper fuse.
I checked the BCM fuses in the front. I found the keyless diagrams but could not identify a fuse on that.
FYI there is a recal/tsb/something on the door handle that makes it freeze so if you take it in the dealer will fix that. It just came out last week. I got mine fixed. Also my car runs great in the cold... every now and then if it sits in the parking garage and it was 20, the radio was slow to light up, but once I moved about 10 feet it was fine. In the garage it's fine all the time.

Other question with your nice stable, build a bigger garage :)
 

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i just went through this problem. there is ice on the bottom of your reservoir tank. it'll keep happening until all the ice is melted. the windshield wiper fluid you are using isnt meant to handle below freezing temps. i had to go to the dealership 3 times. the wiper fluid fuse is the same as the drl on the passenger side.
 

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i just went through this problem. there is ice on the bottom of your reservoir tank. it'll keep happening until all the ice is melted. the windshield wiper fluid you are using isnt meant to handle below freezing temps. i had to go to the dealership 3 times. the wiper fluid fuse is the same as the drl on the passenger side.
so put the -40 stuff in. You can get it at autozone, then it won't freeze....
 

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superchargers LOVE dense cold air.....winter is the best time to drive a s/c car, on dry pavement of course.


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i just went through this problem. there is ice on the bottom of your reservoir tank. it'll keep happening until all the ice is melted. the windshield wiper fluid you are using isnt meant to handle below freezing temps. i had to go to the dealership 3 times. the wiper fluid fuse is the same as the drl on the passenger side.
yes, that is exactly what i suspected. And the dlr going out as well. It's odd, the reservoir is in the engine bay which gets quite warm.
And it turns out, they left the car in the sun for an hour and the door unlocked.
They put a cover on the lock to prevent it freezing again, hopefully this is the last real cold spell in TX for a while.

Thanks for all the responses.

Hans.
 

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I had mine outside for two nights in January when the garage door broke. Got to a little below zero both nights. Car started and ran fine, as it has all winter.

This is the funnest winter car I've ever owned. Sorry to read that the OP is having issues.

If you're in a warm weather state that isn't accustomed to cold weather, +1 on the -40 windshield wiper fluid. I guess they don't sell as much of that down South. It's mandatory up here.
 
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