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Remote Power Door Lock Hookup Help
Posted 17 July 2003 - 11:11 PM
Posted 18 July 2003 - 06:14 AM
Posted 18 July 2003 - 11:52 PM
Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:27 PM
On the older Subarus, all doors except the driver's door have electric motors in them, to work the door locks.
The driver's door just has a switch that operates the motors in the other doors. The expectation is that the driver has to unlock the car anyway (using a key), so why should there be a motor in there?
That actuator simply is the motor for the driver's door lock. The remote entry unit applies power to that motor, which then works the driver's door lock mechanism. When the driver's door lock is operated, its switch then makes the other door locks work too.
Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:50 PM
Posted 24 July 2003 - 06:30 AM
Posted 24 July 2003 - 09:39 AM
If I connected the wire from the remote starter to the door lock wire inside the drivers door that is connected to the lock, without adding the actuator, then all the doors would unlock except the drivers side, correct?
Posted 24 July 2003 - 11:23 AM
All you need to do is setup the actuator and wiring your switches/remotes/alarm to the actuator.
You just need to set the range of motion, if not auto adjusting, for the actuator so that it pushes the driver's door lock mechanism far enough so that it unlucks all the other doors.
When the actuator locks the driver's door, it will lock all the other doors as well.
Posted 24 July 2003 - 11:37 AM
The drivers door lock on the older style Legacy's is a mechanical latch that has an electrical switch on it so when the drivers door is unlocked, the switch closes and this activates the other door lock solenoids or actuators. The switch closure would provide 12 volts to the other door actuators I believe. It could instead be wired to provide a ground to to do the same thing, depending on how it is wired, but I really think it will be sending 12 volts to the other door lock actuators.
You just need to install your actuator on the drivers lock mechanism so when the actuator is turned on it will either lock or unlock the drivers door, which will then unlock the other doors. The wires from the new actuator then need to be tied to the remote controls connections for the actuator. And there you have it.
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