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Old 02-22-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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Power Locks?

I am debating on putting in power locks so I can unlock the Jeep with a remote control. I only found one post of someone doing this. Is there anyone else?

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Has anyone done this?

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I had this bookmarked...might be a cheaper option for you compared to whatever you're looking at...

Power Locks and/or Keyless Entry for Jeep Wrangler, CJ Series

I don't own them...and probably never will. But bookmarked em for future reference just in case I changed my mind...
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I recently purchased another Viper security system.
In addition to the system and proximity sensor,
I bought a trunk popper for the tailgate,
and door actuators to do exactly that.
I haven't had it installed yet,
but I think it'll be a nice feature when I get it all done.

All you need for it are the door actuators
(like what he posted above)
and a compatible security system.
I didn't look at his link, so I don't know which ones are listed,
but you should be able to pick up the actuators for $10 a piece or under.

Mine are DEI Actuators, part number: 524T

If you get yours done before I do, let me know how you like them.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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I just received my door lock kit from A1 electronics. It is their 4 door MES kit.
MES Power door lock kits. Swiss made power door locks.
I have done this before on my older Porsche with a cheap door lock kit, but always had to replace the door lock motors as well you get what you pay for. This kit is a quality kit and has everything you need to do the install. I wish I would have known about the MES door lock kit years ago. I will post a follow up on how easy or hard with pictures when I am over the flu and can actually install it.
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Let me know how this works. Iam really interested in just a power lock for the rear gate. Its a pain when youneed something out of the back and keys are in ignition.
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If you want one for just the rear gate here is a little write up, but it does show the lock positions.
Power Lock and Keyless Entry Installation instructions:
If that would be the case I would just purchase a lock motor and a switch. You'll be into it about $25 at the most and that is with quality parts.
I will post a full write up with pictures when I do the install after I am over the flu.
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Thanks alot! looking forward to pics. Take care and recover quickly!
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #9
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Did anyone end up doing this? I'm trying to figure out how to install or where I can purchase power locks for my 4 door. I hate not having them. Any ideas?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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sorry to bring back this thread, but i wanted to know, 1. did the power lock conversion work, 2. will it work with an alarm system (i.e. Viper alarm system), 3. how did it hold up?, 4. How (if it worked) was it worked so the doors can come off?.
reason i ask is because i looked into this, a shop wants $100 per door to install power locks, AND $400 for the alarm.
I know the power lock are a bit frowned upon for TJs but im looking to these because i want the viper 2 way with the lcd display(the jeeps been broken into a few times, and someone keeps messing with my E-brake) and thought, since im getting an alarm might as well just get power locks as a convenience.
Will start new thread if this one gets no attention. Thanks again guys
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Bring it up all you want and I can answer any questions you have. Yes it still works and I have never had to do anything with the system. I also have it tied into an alarm system so the remote locks or unlocks the doors. I have plugs at the doors so they can be unplugged and taken off. Not a real hard install. I did another write up on it, but I am on my phone and it does not search well. I will link it later.
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Bring it up all you want and I can answer any questions you have. Yes it still works and I have never had to do anything with the system. I also have it tied into an alarm system so the remote locks or unlocks the doors. I have plugs at the doors so they can be unplugged and taken off. Not a real hard install. I did another write up on it, but I am on my phone and it does not search well. I will link it later.
Thanks, saw the install and bookmarked it from my phone to my computer at home, I'm most likely going to do this with a buddy(I'm not too good with electrical components) ill add an alarm too, there's a group of kids that love messing with the jeep.
Ill read your write up when I get home and contact you with questions if that's ok?
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1. Yes they work
2. Yes they will work with an alarm system
3. They hold just fine as long as you use quality parts and they are installed properly
4. You use spring loaded contacts in the door jam so you dont have any wires to mess with when you pull the doors off.
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Ask me any questions you want. I also have pictures too.
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Cool, thanks guys, itll be a project for next weekend if I can get the parts for the power locks ordered and delivered by Thursday, probably only weekend off ill have in the next few months.
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Ok a question, is there a difference between the MES system and the SPAL one? Also I'm pretty sure ill need the one for rod mechanisms not cable, am I correct?
I'm trying to order from my phone during my lunch break.
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I put power locks on my jeep. Its been about 2 years and the only thing I had to do was readjust one of them, but it should be good to go for now. It's not hard.
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I just received my door lock kit from A1 electronics. It is their 4 door MES kit.
MES Power door lock kits. Swiss made power door locks.
I talked to these guys today and decided to buy the kit (4 door) so I'll have an extra Actuator incase something happens down the road........cost like $3 more than buying the 2 door kit + extra actuator and also got the extra wiring harness for the rear door.

Kit was $129 and included remote entry.

I should get to this within a couple of weeks and I'll post up some pictures as I go so everyone can have a look!
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I talked to these guys today and decided to buy the kit (4 door) so I'll have an extra Actuator incase something happens down the road........cost like $3 more than buying the 2 door kit + extra actuator and also got the extra wiring harness for the rear door.

Kit was $129 and included remote entry.

I should get to this within a couple of weeks and I'll post up some pictures as I go so everyone can have a look!
Ill be getting that kit too then, but no remotes, getting an alarm anyways so it'll have those remotes.
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Just ordered these as well. Should be here on thursday. I pulled the rear passenger door panel today and was staring at two cables that operate the lock and latch (2013jku). I ordered the units with the rods because I was going to install at the latch inside. I removed all the bolts in the second panel and pulled it back to show me that I dont have much room to install the actuator and rod linkage. Is this what you guys are planning or did you get the cable type and are hitting the cables?
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The rod kit is what you want for a TJ. For a JK I have no idea. I also bought the 4 door kit in case a lock motor goes out, but they are still working great.
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Thanks. I am going to pull the latch and mount the rod and actuator there and let the cable from the manual locking mechanism continue to do what it is doing. Will let you know how I make out.

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