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05-17-2011 07:50 PM
Netties-JK09 I have an 09 JKU and wanting to convert all doors to power locks as well. How is the panel that reveals the window mechanism removed. There are two bolts that look like they can't be removed without busting off. I know it can be done I just need to know how to remove the secondary panel once the door panel is removed. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
01-22-2011 08:05 AM
Zeep The search function will yield many results!
01-21-2011 09:38 PM
doclouie Yes I have done this conversion and I love it. I tied it into my alarm so I can remotely lock and unlock the doors. Here was my poor excuse for a write up. Let me know if you have any questions.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/power-locks-50781.html
01-21-2011 08:52 PM
Atthehop I have 1/2 doors and tell the wife I need power zippers.
09-19-2007 12:09 PM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
Nico did windows. I don't think he did locks.


but i´m looking for a write-up for power locks. want to install that during the winter.

i´d´like to see some pics how other peolpe installed that in a TJ and if it´s possible in the rear door.
09-17-2007 09:03 PM
dwdrums801 yeah im doing windows also..... I want remote start though cause its nice to start the car when im gettin ready in he morning so its nice and warm when I run out to it
09-17-2007 07:03 PM
Triple88a Nico did windows. I don't think he did locks.
09-17-2007 05:08 PM
1BLKJP Hey didn't Nicolas-Eric do something similar to this on his TJ over in Germany? Might ask him to chime in on this thread.
09-17-2007 04:10 PM
Triple88a On my old car i installed power locks. i got those actuator thingys.

looks like this.



09-17-2007 02:10 PM
psi chick thanks a lot for the help. we're going to throw on the remote start next week and then when i put the hard doors on do the power locks. that probably won't be for at least a month so it might be a while until i have questions about it.
09-17-2007 11:27 AM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by psi chick View Post
eh, not interested in a power window conversion. a remote start and door locks is good enough for me.

cavediverjc - thanks for the tips. but you see i'll be the one getting creative because me and a friend or two are going to be doing the install. so any tips that you can offer would be great. i don't believe in paying other people to do what i can do myself.

Even better. I always want to do things myself rather than having someone else do it because I know that I'm a perfectionist and won't slack. You'll need to hard-mount the actuator to the door. This is usually done with 1/4 inch rivets, but you don't have to use them.....you can use small nuts/bolts instead. You'll have to drill some holes in the stock door to mount the actuator, of course, but they'll be covered by the door panel so it doesn't matter. The actuators are simple, really. Straight linear motion....in and out. You'll need to either fabricate some linkage, (junkyards are great for collecting cheap parts!) or figure out a way to join the actuator to the stock linkage. Tear apart a power door at a junkyard if you've never seen how these work. It'll give you an idea about what's involved. While you're tearing apart the junk door, keep the linkage from the original lock, it may come in handy. At any rate, the only way to finish this project is to start it. Jump in with both feet and have faith that you'll get it done and that it'll work. It will. Keep us posted and ask as many questions as you need.


Jordan
09-17-2007 08:35 AM
psi chick eh, not interested in a power window conversion. a remote start and door locks is good enough for me.

cavediverjc - thanks for the tips. but you see i'll be the one getting creative because me and a friend or two are going to be doing the install. so any tips that you can offer would be great. i don't believe in paying other people to do what i can do myself.
09-17-2007 05:30 AM
richp For the power connection check out some of the hot rod sites, they have a spring loaded power strip with pins similar to the interior light switch so that when the door is closed the pins connect, open they don't touch anymore.

http://www.electric-life.com
http://www.kennysrodshop.com/parts/b...s/rt_wide.html

I've not even looked but how far down can you take a TJ door ? All mine are half doors so power door locks and windows have never even entered my mind, though I have wished at times to develop a TK capability to operate them remotely but no luck so far...
09-17-2007 04:08 AM
mr4x4 while your at it you should do the power window conversion
09-17-2007 01:32 AM
cavediverjc I've had quite a bit of experience with body shop stuff so hopefully I can get you pointed in the right direction. The lock on the TJ is a standard bent rod setup, not a cable setup. A good bodyman or installer with a sense of imagination should be able to mount a standard servo-type power door lock actuator without too much hassle. Obviously he'll need to run wires to power the lock actuator and if you want to be able to remove your doors, you'll want to remind him to add a quick disconnect where you'll be able to get to it.

Good luck!


BTW.....I emphasized the words "sense of imagination" because it's not going to be simple.....he'll have to get creative. BUT IT CAN BE DONE!!
09-17-2007 12:13 AM
psi chick
power door lock conversion

has anyone done a power door lock conversion? i'm throwing a remote starter on my tj and i figure that at the same time i can do power door locks. i've been looking for a universal kit that will work, and all say that they won't work on cable driven set ups. i'm hoping that's not what tj's have, but i'm not sure so i thought i would ask you guys.

thanks!

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