HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Fitted my kit today, only took around half an hour and i'm a novice especially when it comes to electrics. It didn't work at first so I just touched random wires together once I had power to the new module and figured it out that way. On the kit that was listed, which I bought, connect your live and negative to 1 and 2 and the it's the yellow & yellow/black to wire 7 and white & white/black to wire 5 iirc, if not just swap them round as you'll have it locking on the unlock button like I did at first. :P
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:09 pm

ok, so to recap rd, you bought the same item as in Jays link and joined the white to the white and black wire before connecting to wire 5 and you joined theyellow to the yellow and black wire before connecting to wire 7.
its just the instructions I got with mine say differently but its the same kit
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:43 pm

Mickey taker wrote:ok, so to recap rd, you bought the same item as in Jays link and joined the white to the white and black wire before connecting to wire 5 and you joined theyellow to the yellow and black wire before connecting to wire 7.
its just the instructions I got with mine say differently but its the same kit
Yeah, i've just been out to check, yellow and yellow & black to 7 and white and white & black to 5.
My kit is the same as the one posted, cost just over £8 from China
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:59 pm

Cool will do mine this weekend,the instructions I got for negative wotsit said about earthing two of the wires and using white to open and white and black to close
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:21 pm

Not sure mate, if you solder your live and negative on first, once the new box is clicking you know you've got power then just trial run the other wires, try the way from your instructions and my way and see which works for you. Will be interesting if you wire yours differently though. :P
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:41 pm

Nah I'm going to do it your way but out of interest I will scan the instructions and put them on here
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:26 pm

All done and working fine
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:52 pm

Which way did you wire it out of interest?
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Same way you did,much prefer to use a proven method than some dodgy instructions
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Excellent, glad to hear you got it sorted.
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:50 am

This is probably only relevant to rd27, I have only just found out by accident that using your method of wiring means it dosent matter which button you press,if the doors are locked either button will unlock them and if they are unlocked either button will lock them.
This suits me fine especially at night because the remote isn't back lit and its really hard to see the inscriptions on the buttons
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by rd27 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:12 pm

Oh excellent, hadn't noticed myself, I use the light from my phone to illuminate the buttons. :P
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Jaba » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:42 am

I am going to try and instal one of these up in the plip sensor area and hope that I will get better rf range from the higher position. Although the one I have flashes the indicators as well so perhaps somewhere else would be a bit easier.
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:08 pm

My one works from about 30 foot away from the car
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Re: HOW TO GUIDE: Aftermarket Remote Central Locking

Post by JayW » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:32 pm

/\ what he said...
I have zero patience for your tedium.