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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Automatic Locks

Anyone have a guide on how to install automatic locks? I bought a kit on Amazon and needed some details. Not too sure how to wire the relay module to the fuse box. I'd rather do that then wire it directly to the battery. Thanks!


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 12:35 AM
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The kit that you bought should come with some instructions, no? Or perhaps you could look into the company you bought it from to get some good instructionals. Other than that, perhaps Google might turn up some good videos or DIY websites that can help you with the issue. Good luck!
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I dont know i anyone has done it, but definitely post your findings and how-to here in case someone else is looking!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 11:07 AM
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If the instructions indicate getting power directly from the battery, then there might be a reason for it.

Only thing i can think of is the amperage required might exceed the fuse panel capability.
If thats the case, not saying it is for sure then it could be a fire hazard.

If you decide to run a power wire directly to the battery;
make sure you use a heavy enough gauge wire or the wire that came with the kit,
shield the wire with wire shields found at any auto parts store,
run the wire out of the way of any moving parts and hot spots that could melt the wire insulation and shield,
zip tie the wire so it is secure and doesn't flop around preferable along the firewall and fenders,
AND MOST IMPORTANT, place the inline fuse/holder as near the (+) battery post as possible and is clearly out of the way of the chassis, engine, etc.

Good Luck, done similar (not power locks) a bunch of times.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 11:45 AM
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I think you may be talking about power door locks, Automatic would require interfacing with the Vehicle computer. A lot of people have done the door lock kits. there is a pretty good how to guide here on the site. search for HOW TO: Installing aftermarket power door locks I followed the instructions and it worked for me. Also note the reason for the hot wire from the battery is so the unit will stay live waiting for the unlock command. the patriot turns off a lot of its circuits if it senses that current is flowing to keep the battery from running down.
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