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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:39 pm 
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Hi there

I have just fitted a central locking actuator to my rear door, works fine but it operates in reverse of the rest of the doors.

Does anyone have a proven trick/ fix for this??

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:40 pm 
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wiring the wrong way round ?

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:42 pm 
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Nope plugs straight in, wires are in the same spot (colours the same also) as the old actuator.

My EF is a 1994 model. The actuator seemed to have 96 on it - odnt know if this is useful though.

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:45 pm 
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hmmm... easiest thing I suppose is swap two actuators and see if the problem follows, if it doesn't then you have a wiring problem, if it does then you have an actuator problem.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:25 pm 
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Could it be as simple as the new actuator being in the opposite position to the other 3 when it was installed. IE new actuator was in lock position where others were unlocked or vice versa.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:58 pm 
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eMpTy wrote:
Could it be as simple as the new actuator being in the opposite position to the other 3 when it was installed. IE new actuator was in lock position where others were unlocked or vice versa.


Yep, pretty sure I've done this before as well.
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:20 pm 
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The front and rear actuators look the same but they are slightly different - fronts have 4 wires, rears have 3 wires.

The front and rear actuators work in opposite operation - try swapping the lock/unlock wires (red/yellow & yellow/black).

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:41 pm 
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Actually made a real obvious mistake, the arm on the lock itself has 2 holes, i put the actuator stirrup through the wrong hole lol. it works great now!

My window reg decided to have a spaz at the same time, i put some vaseline on the bailey channel and it seems to work great now, althought the weather here is a bit "hows ya father" so it may not last

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:47 am 
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The spare hole is for the rear door snipper button,which EA-ED had, but was deleted from EF/EL's.

 

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