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anyone see these wow refurbished door latch by mmeyer86gt/gtp
Started on: 09-19-2018 10:03 PM
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What's that wire/connector for? Don't recall ever seeing that on mine

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Originally posted by ltlfrari:

What's that wire/connector for? Don't recall ever seeing that on mine



Door lock actuator???? Just a guess.

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All the door lock actuatorsive seen are in the door and use a bell crank to move a rod that operated the lock part of the lock/catch mechanism

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The wire is for the "door open" switch - not on earlier cars. I forget what year they were added.
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That must be a lock from a later (Non-Fiero) car......The biggest problem with the door latches is that the plastic coating on the contact pieces wears off....And I don't know of any way to replace/repair it.....

Does anyone know which cars used the same basic latch, especially cars manufactured later......so we could get some "lower mileage" ones? A list would be great!
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That must be a lock from a later (Non-Fiero) car......The biggest problem with the door latches is that the plastic coating on the contact pieces wears off....And I don't know of any way to replace/repair it.....

Does anyone know which cars used the same basic latch, especially cars manufactured later......so we could get some "lower mileage" ones? A list would be great!


What makes you say it is from a "non-Fiero"?

The assembly in my 88 is exactly the same. I do agree about the plastic part being worn.

I do know that there was some difference between the lock that came from my 85 parts car compared to the 88 - but I don't recall what this was exactly as that was more than 5 years ago that I was going to install the 85 locks (that I refurbished) into my 88. Might have just been something simple like the bracket for screwing on the switch was missing (earlier cars had the door ajar switch at the front of the door vs at the latch).

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Ajar switch for Fiero in on the latch inside for door for most or all years. Think is a 2 wire connection at A pillar to the door.
84 maybe on the jam switch(s) that turn on dome light etc.

Latch switch turn on sooner then many jam switch at front of door framing.

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I have only a no-options 85 Fiero and read the statement above mine (Possibly mis-interpreted) that the Fiero did not have a wire on the latch assembly......And assumed that this made it obvious that this was NOT a Fiero latch........My mistake.......

I still ask the question; Which cars had a similar latch to the latest date? I would like to get some less-worn latches if possible....It would really be good to get a four-door GM car with rear latches that would fit...The "mileage" on the rear latches would generally be much lower than the fronts.....
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Part nos are 16608172 for pass side, 16608173 for drivers side.
I found one site that says it also fits a 1984 Olds Toronado. Good luck finding one of those!

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That is OLDER.....We need a YOUNGER car so we get less-worn out latches.....
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Since the Door AJAR switch (type installed on the latch mechanism) was brought up. I thought I would pass on a little discovery/information...

I have an 88GT and the LH Door AJAR switch broke several years back. I was unable to find a new LH switch. (GM#1660249).. Fiero Store doesn't carry them, and no other vendor showed them available any longer.

After a bit of research I found the same switches were used on some other GM's/ Bonneville, Cadillac's etc /, they just used a different wire connector and of course a different part number. These switches I found to be readily available across the internet, all that is needed, is to splice the original Fiero wire connector on to the replacement switch.

RH DOOR AJAR SWITCH - Fiero #16602428 - Replacement # 16601912
LH DOOR AJAR SWITCH - Fiero #16602429 - Replacement # 16601913


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Hope this helps someone wanting to fix theirs...

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