GRA wrote:abasile wrote:My LEAF charges in the open and I have this challenge sometimes. Yesterday morning, after returning home on my backcountry skis, I used the tips of my ski poles to chip away the solid ice that was keeping me from opening the charge port door. Other times, with less severe ice, I've used a bank card or something similar.
I'd just use a can of de-icer fluid (carried in the car anyway, sometimes along with a separate scraper, for the windows/mirrors etc.), like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Fram-Group-AS-242 ... B000R2Z9E8 Although my Forester has heated mirrors and base of the windshield (keeps the wipers from freezing to the glass, although I'm so used to parking them off the glass in cold weather anyway that I don't get the benefit of that), so I need to use the stuff less than formerly.
I used to keep a can of that stuff in my car when I was in college at Clarkson (in Potsdam, NY). Then one day the stuff froze solid and the can exploded in my trunk. A lot of good that "de-icer" did!