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Adding Electric Door Locks by Dennis LaGrua
Started on: 01-07-2017 06:16 PM
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There are many kits on the market that allow you to electrify your door locks but the ones that I have seen are only straightline actuators. GM used a solenoid with a bellcrank to get the power to the door latch. The question is have any of you had any success adapting the aftermarket door lock opener kits with the small motor actuators? It doesn't appear to be much room to mount them within the door. What say you?

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My driver's door lock wouldn't open or close all the way and I was thinking it was the actuator. I installed an aftermarket actuator like you're talking about but didn't help. Then I read on the forum about cleaning the latch and tracks and relubed. The aftermarket actuator worked just fine. I did reinstall the old actuator. What i'm trying to say is the aftermarket actuator works and mounts in the same location as the original

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Originally posted by notwohorns:

My driver's door lock wouldn't open or close all the way and I was thinking it was the actuator. I installed an aftermarket actuator like you're talking about but didn't help. Then I read on the forum about cleaning the latch and tracks and relubed. The aftermarket actuator worked just fine. I did reinstall the old actuator. What i'm trying to say is the aftermarket actuator works and mounts in the same location as the original

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True but when you start from scratch on a door that never had the actuator, you are missing the bellcrank mechanism that GM used. This allowed placement of the actuator in a set location where it didn't interfere with the window mechanism. Without the bellcrank you have to pull in a different direction. There must be a way to d it but I have never tried it.

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Dennis, see this thread. It's a really simple kit that mounts and then clamps on to the factory rod to lock and unlock the door:
http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...120111-2-111077.html


Edit to add, here is the kit for $20
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car...874e41a8fc9d%26pid%3 D100623%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D281684809999

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:






^^^ This is what I did. There is room to install the linear actuators parallel to the door lock.
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My solution so there was no bend in the actuator rod. Mounted the serve to a piece of angle iron bolted to the door frame. Angle iron let me mount the servo on it's side so that the servo motor was inside the door.

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I think I've done it both ways inside and outside the door. Either way works. The bends in the rods are not a problem. The original rods are bent if you notice.
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Thanks to all who contributed these Ingenious solutions. I will try them but unless I can find the OEM door switches and panels I will just use a remote control activator with a key fob transmitter. Easy and inexpensive.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:
I will try them but unless I can find the OEM door switches and panels I will just use a remote control activator with a key fob transmitter. Easy and inexpensive.


I used the lock buttons from another 80's GM, can't remember the exact model. They look similar to the Fiero ones, but are slightly larger and are a hard plastic instead of the this stuff on the real ones. Also the print is engraved so less likely to wear off. Using a dremel tool I cut out the space and glued them in.
Just another option

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