Article description: central locking in your torana
Category: General LH-LX-UC
Date added: Nov 5 2008, 10:37 PM
Article starter: Joshua
so you want to install central locking?
well here's my guide
first off you need a kit, this will include the little computery bit, some wires, motory things and misc screws and mounting gear!
i'm using a dicksmith kit, mines a few years old but you can pick up a new one for 22$ or get a kit from jaycar for something like 50$
you'll also need some ruber gromets to put in the holes you drill for teh wires to go through, mine kit only had four where as i needed eight
so off to the store to make up the difference.
you have your kit! we'll you're ready to roll.
first you need to remove the door trims, so remove the arm rests, window winders etc.
now we have a bear door, make sure your window winds up and down,
this is important so that clearances can be checked
the wind it up to the top
now the way i did it was to setup the mechanisms then the wiring,
i also removed the spring from the door lock,
this may not be the way you want to do i though. you can do wiring first,
try and leave the springs in etc. so decide now!
remove the locking mechanism, i'm not goign to go into how to do this.
you should be able to figure it out or consult your manual
once you've got it out you've got the two options
the way i did was to remove the spring,
this takes allot of the force out of locking and unlocking the door
it's theoretically means there is also nothing holding it in the unlocked/locked position
but as you will find there is more then enough resistance in the lock and the solenoids to keep it unlocked/locked
so rip the spring out! the put it back in the door..
time to install the solenoid!
so get it and put the rod in
first i did the fronts, for the fronts i didn't use the adjusting plate thingy,
i just bolted it straight to the door.
what this means is all the adjustment is now in the rod connector thingy
so do a trait fit, by putting the solenoid on the existing locking rod,
the one that does up to the top inside where you unlock and lock the door
the rod should have a little bit of a bend in it, so put the connector thing just above that
and do it all up, make sure the lock and the solenoid are in the same position (locked or unlocked)
so the solenoid should just dangle down the bottom
now this is about where you want to bolt it in
because this is basically parallel, which is what you want so there's no force being wasted in a side movement
now you should test for window clearance, hold the solenoid against the door and wind the window down to the bottom
all misses? good good.. if it hits you've done something wrong and your solenoid needs to go longer,
so move the rod and or connector down etc. till it clears
now marky, drilly and mounty!
and win! you now have central locking, in one door at least...
the rears are much teh same, i used the mounting/adjusting plate in the, but it has no adjustment to it...
so it's a bit of a waste, picture will show where i mounted it, i had to shorten the rod but this is easy
same thing has to happen with the spring removing! but it's the same concept
now the wires
which i'll add when i've done them
pictures thanks to heath
Centrally Lock Me!