Power windows / locks

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JDNightFox
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Power windows / locks

Post by JDNightFox » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:52 pm

I remember a thread of someone taking the hardware from another 80's toyota model and installing power windows and locks on our cars.

Is that a thing? I would like to get some if possible.

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Re: Power windows / locks

Post by dlb » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:56 pm

You can buy generic aftermarket power lock stuff online. I installed it on my ae95 years ago. But a word of warning, the one I installed turned out to be a POS and broke within a year. The wiring that ran to each lock motor was really, REALLY thin gauge and so brittle that it was physically breaking, just falling apart once I started investigating what was wrong with the thing. It was really frustrating because it took a fair amount of time to get it all set up. So maybe don't buy the absolute cheapest 'made in China' kit you find, like I did.

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Re: Power windows / locks

Post by JDNightFox » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:30 pm

dlb wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:56 pm
You can buy generic aftermarket power lock stuff online. I installed it on my ae95 years ago. But a word of warning, the one I installed turned out to be a POS and broke within a year. The wiring that ran to each lock motor was really, REALLY thin gauge and so brittle that it was physically breaking, just falling apart once I started investigating what was wrong with the thing. It was really frustrating because it took a fair amount of time to get it all set up. So maybe don't buy the absolute cheapest 'made in China' kit you find, like I did.
Good to know, lol

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