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    Would it be possible to add remote locking/unlocking to a car that already has power locks with a generic remote that controlls switches, like this:
    http://www.qkits.com/serv/qkits/diy/pages/QK180.asp

    The car doesnt have any remote anything on it right now, but it does have power locks.

    I like the idea of this kit, because it allows me to design exactly what i want each button to do, and its cheaper then getting an alarm or remote starter setup, just to have remote locks.
    Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
    Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
    '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

  • #2
    what kind of car and what year ?

    I'm sure you can do it, but need more info.

    Brian

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    • #3
      Its a 1991 Mazda 626 sedan.
      Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
      Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
      '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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      • #4
        I am showing that this car requires an actuaror (motor) to be installed in the driver's door.

        Does your car have a power lock switch or do you have to move one lock for the others to work ? If you don't have a switch, you need to add a motor in the door to move it. When that one moves, the other(s) will unlock.



        Brian

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        • #5
          ahh alright, thanks.

          Yeah, when you turn the key in the drivers door, it unlocks all the doors, so i guess that means that all the other doors have actuators, but not the drivers?

          Is installing an actuator hard? is it like a custom thing, or an off the shelf piece you just pop in?

          thanks for your help.
          Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
          Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
          '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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          • #6
            actuators are 4 bucks on ebay (door lock actuator) . It isn't too bad to do - remove door panel, thread two wires into the door through the rubber boot, locate linkage for door lock (goes to lever or knob in door), mount actuator, and clamp connecting part on - it connects the rod from the actuator to the factory rod.

            not too bad.

            brian

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            • #7
              see :

              http://www.a1electric.com/door_locks.htm

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              • #8
                Great thanks.
                Project AutoBoxen: Coming along, almost ready to hook up in the car.
                Celeron 500, 192mb ram, 8gb hdd, other stuff.
                '91 Mazda 626: Its free, so ill use it.

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