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Central locking conversion and repair.
This is an album with pictures I took whilst converting the old lock to work with a new lock bought from Maplins (Part Number: YD79L 2 wire lock)Thanks go to ALC on Mdocuk for the inspiration!
PDF files are at the bottom of page available for download. If you choose to follow out these directions, please note that I cannot take responsibility for any problems you may encounter. However, please feel free to contact me with any (Useful) suggestions, or if you think I may be able to help further...
Album by Rusty. Photos by Russ. 1 - 21 of 21 Total. 2815 Visits.
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Note: You start this at your own risk.....
Picture shows trim to be removed...

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3 screws removed and plastic behind door lever removed...

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Upright plastic part above removed...

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Screw found in armrest...

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Armrest removed by pulling back and up. Be careful of wires...

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Plug removed by depressing small 'button' on plug...

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Remove door trim by pulling bottom of door trim and 'popping' clips out. (12 in total, beware of wires to red light...

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Pull away sellophane plastic. Be aware of Black sticky stuff!!! It gets everywhere...

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Remove external door handle. Held by 2 screws inside door...

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View of one handle screw position. Use 10mm socket/spanner...

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Lock is removed by removing 3 screws on back edge of door...

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Metal needs to be bent square and flat, to provide a flat true surface for new lock to be fixed to...

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After removal of lock from door, remove 6 screws holding cover on...

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Undo circlip holding large cog in, and remove cog.

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Please excuse bad picture quality! New lock fixed into postion...

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New Rod was connected to existing. On this particular installation it was necessary to remove a small amount of metal next to plastic bracket...

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Refit sellothane plastic stuff back. Don't forget to get that black sh1t off your hands before handling the door trim!!!

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Another big thank you to ALC from for the inspiration and original instructions.

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Pdf 1, 368kb. Will download straight away. Pdf viewer available from

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Pdf 2. 216kb

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Pdf 3, 286kb

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excellent ,exactly what i was looking for Reply by Russ: I appreciate your comments guys, thanks. I would welcome any suggestions if I've missed something, cheers
andy b , Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:31PM
thanks pics very helpful will give it a try at the weekend
easyrider, Thu, 19 May 2005 1:14PM

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