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adding power door locks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by snowshovel, May 25, 2019.

  1. May 25, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    snowshovel

    snowshovel [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks go to @ProfHobbit. I'm thinking to add power door locks to my base Tacoma. I'm ignorant about wire things. So here comes a couple of questions while waiting for the parts.

    1. Power source. Either way below should be ok, right?
    ---add a fuse to "DR LCK 20A".
    ---tap to "1A" 6 based on J/B inner circuit.

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    2. If I want the honk on lock, I just need to tap to "1I" 22 and "1C" 10? The kit I bought has two leads for parking light. Can I use them for horn? If not, where are the parking lights numbers on the figure below?

    upload_2019-5-25_22-38-23.jpg

    Sorry for the stupid questions. Thanks in advance
     
  2. May 25, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

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    There is a LOT of stuff to the factory power door locks. Just some of it is circuitry that allows the body ECU to unlock the doors if you try to lock them manually or with the switch, while the key is in the ignition. Also, there are switches in the door lock cylinders that allow you to unlock all the doors when you turn the key, and there's the door control receiver that interfaces with the body ECU. Trying to add all that stuff would be a nightmare. You would be better off just buying an aftermarket keyless entry system and following the directions.
     
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  3. May 26, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    snowshovel

    snowshovel [OP] Active Member

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    You're very knowledgeable. Already placed an order. Will follow the instruction. Thanks.

     
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  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    redjak

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    I would be very interested in your experience with adding the aftermarket kit. I am looking to do the same thing to my 2009 Taco base. TIA!
     
  5. Oct 13, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    nutz4nautical

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    I just installed the aftermarket kit from installgear on my 2008 AC tacoma. It is amazing now having remote lock capability. It was very easy, took about 4hrs cause i am a perfectionist. The only thing i cant figure out, is how to or where to tap parking lights. All the parts are well made and expect the system to last a while.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDLUTPC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    You will need the cable holder kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PF7VCU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  6. Oct 13, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    caribe makaira

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  7. Oct 14, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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  8. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    Just had this mod done last month. I know I'm lazy. Just thought to share my experience here. Hopefully somebody may find it helpful.

    Thanks goes to nutz4nautical. I bought the kit in the link below.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDLUTPC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I don't buy the cable holder kit. Instead I bought a tube from ace hardware online (pick-up instore)

    https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/metal-sheets-and-rods/brass-tubes/5024138

    then, I cut about a 5 inch piece, bend / flatten out the end, and drill a 1/16" hole in the end.

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  9. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    snowshovel

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    remove the door panel. Then, I slide in a flat head screwdriver to push the tab in the direction shown in the arrow in the pic below to pull off the lock unit. Then put the tube in

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  10. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:37 AM
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    snowshovel

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    then followed the discussion in the link provided by iitywygms. Just install the actuator on the door and connect with the tube. It's pretty straightforward.

    Power source: I used "DRLOCK (20A)" indicated in the 1st post.


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  11. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    snowshovel

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    Ground: I used the kick plate bracket bolt.

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  12. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM
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    I changed my mind. Instead of using the honk, I decided to activate the parking light.

    Parking light positive is the No. 10 in "1D" (the first post)

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  13. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:48 AM
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    snowshovel

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    Parking light negative is in the turn signal harness on the steering column.

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  14. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:49 AM
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    It works great. :) Again, thanks everybody. Happy New Year.
     

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