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 Post subject: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Is it possible to fit AU door lock actuators or anything similar to an EL as I think the passenger front door is on the way out, as well as the fact that I am sick and tired of hearing...

WWWWRRRRAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR

every time I want to open the car!!!!!
A nice "thunk" would be preferred :)

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 Post subject: Re: AU Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:10 pm 
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I won't answer your question, but my weekend car is the AU, the track car is an EF.

the actuator noise difference between th 2 cars is chalk and cheese. I had actually forgotten about how BAD the E series actuators were. AU actually sounds like it locks solidly. EF sounds like it begrudgingly does it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:19 pm 
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completely different, the ea/el actuator is a seperate box with a rod going to the latch, the au actuator is in the latch mechenisim itself same as ba/bf..
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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:57 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
completely different, the ea/el actuator is a seperate box with a rod going to the latch, the au actuator is in the latch mechenisim itself same as ba/bf..


So what you're saying is there is no 'direct' way to fit AU onwards actuator to an EL.
Is there any alternative actuator out there that can fit an EL or am I stuck with that embarrassing sound.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:34 pm 
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TheELghia wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
completely different, the ea/el actuator is a seperate box with a rod going to the latch, the au actuator is in the latch mechenisim itself same as ba/bf..


So what you're saying is there is no 'direct' way to fit AU onwards actuator to an EL.
Is there any alternative actuator out there that can fit an EL or am I stuck with that embarrassing sound.


you could fit aftermarket actuators from an aftermarket central locking kit, like ones from jaycar..

whats so embarasing about the actuator sound? its not like the play a melody tune like mary had a liitle lamb...lol
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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Ah k, might take that into consideration.

Well, I have actually had a few comments about my door actuators. One guy actually had a bit of a chuckle when I unlocked the car. So, I feel that its kind of embarrassing.
I guess I should have said something like irritating or unflattering. Makes it sound like the car is dying before you even get into it...

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:37 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
AU actually sounds like it locks solidly. EF sounds like it begrudgingly does it.
Spot on description.
TROYMAN wrote:
whats so embarasing about the actuator sound? its not like the play a melody tune like mary had a liitle lamb...lol
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Makes it sound like the car is dying before you even get into it...
^^^^ And that's the point.
Aftermarket install is in the tech docos, all the aftermarket ones are pretty much same as the Jaycar kits - albeit cheaper too. The actuators are a bit harsh though out of the packet - can be fixed though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:22 pm 
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TheELghia wrote:
Ah k, might take that into consideration.

Well, I have actually had a few comments about my door actuators. One guy actually had a bit of a chuckle when I unlocked the car. So, I feel that its kind of embarrassing.
I guess I should have said something like irritating or unflattering. Makes it sound like the car is dying before you even get into it...


aleast yours locks, I have to fight the key fob to lock or unlock, and the key barrel will only let me lock it, something must have gotten into it when it was parked up for 3 months and it won't alow me to unlock the door with the key

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:37 am 
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Probably the wrong key for the door. You can lock any car with any key.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Probably the wrong key for the door. You can lock any car with any key.

not possible, I haven't changed keys or, ignition barrel and it use to unlock but it got put in the naughty corner for 3 months while I was fixing the head

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:44 pm 
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mitchell g wrote:
MAD wrote:
Probably the wrong key for the door. You can lock any car with any key.

not possible, I haven't changed keys or, ignition barrel and it use to unlock but it got put in the naughty corner for 3 months while I was fixing the head


just hope you done get a flat battery while the doors are locked, how would you open it??
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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:30 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
mitchell g wrote:
MAD wrote:
Probably the wrong key for the door. You can lock any car with any key.

not possible, I haven't changed keys or, ignition barrel and it use to unlock but it got put in the naughty corner for 3 months while I was fixing the head


just hope you done get a flat battery while the doors are locked, how would you open it??

it's parked out side a full work shop with constant view so I acturly don't bother locking it

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:16 pm 
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hmm, there's always someone worse off...
Popped the door card off to see whats happening from behind?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:36 pm 
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I literally laughed out loud from the first comment and I agree, the actuator noise in the E series is enough to send you insane. Especially when the locks feel like having a party and lock then unlock on its own.
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 Post subject: Re: AU/other Lock actuator on EL
Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:26 pm 
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Yep so my XH drivers door mechanism is dying quickly.

I was hoping to install quicker and quieter aftermarket central locking system. Does anyone have any recommendations, or even a guide? I haven't done this before, but I have pull the doors apart etc before.

Thanks guys.


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