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Thread: Motorizing my glove box...how?

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    Call ford and ask the parts dep. to look up the wire colors for ya :P
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    What year escort? I'll dig up the wiring diagram on Alldata....

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    Thanks, I think I've figured it out. It seems that the green/red wire makes the antenna retract, the green wire makes it extend, the black wire is ground, and the green and black wire has no purpose
    Now my problem is that it doesn't run for the length of time that is appropriate to close the glove box (it runs too long) so I'll either have to figure out what's causing that, or simply control it manually.

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    Alldata disks?

    Hey theflightline!

    I've got some AllData discs from 2/97 from back when I was working in a local shop. But I don't have the Program disk. Do you know what it would take to get them working?

    I'd love to be able to look up stuff for any car again!
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    Hey to cut power to the motor and stop the antena, setup a small pin switch near bottom of box to cut power once its open far enough... same for closing
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    Not sure how they did it back then--it's been a while--but I believe it used a "dongle' type key at the printer port, AND software that would not work after an "expiration" date. The really old disks didn't expire, you just needed a key.

    They've gone from a few disks to 9 DVD's every quarter--I finally gave up, and put my guys onto alldataonline--it's the same price, reasonably fast, and I don't have to deal with disks!

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    SuperMatty go to this site and go to the servo link , have a look at it , i think this wil help you.

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    Originally posted by SuperMatty
    OK well I got a power antenna out of a Ford Escort (i think) from a junkyard for $8 It appears to work at some points; I have been fumbilng around with it a little. Anyway, there are 4 wires and I know the black one is ground, but the others are green, green and red, and black and green. I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out what is what, I only expected there to be 3 wires. Any suggestions?
    This is just a guess.. but I believe black and green is the ground for the green line and black is the ground for the red line.
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    OK well this project is getting harder and harder...the motor I"m using has a worm gear on it...so I was thinking maybe just attach some string to that and then hook that onto the back of the glove box with a hook But that might be a little bit ghetto...any other suggetions for use with a worm gear motor? It certainly has enough torque, atleast with the way its geared right now...it can lift the entire glove box drawer off of the ground like a crane The pivots that the glove box is on are thick plastic cylinders about the size of a dime in radius. It would be difficult to attach a gear to them I think.

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    I don't know what you have access to in the way of tools and materials, but here's what comes to my mind... Use the worm gear the way it was meant to be used. This is going to be very difficult to describe, so bear with me. Imagine a normal gear (say, from a bicycle), now cut a pie shaped section out of that gear. Attach this to the side of your glovebox such that rotating that pie shaped piece of gear would open/close the box. Now drive it with the worm gear. Use limit switches to turn limit the range of motion.

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