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Old 09-22-2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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OK, electricians and electrical people: I need a critique of this circuit. I have added two new relays and some wiring. This is for the unlock side only. The lock side will need something similar. This will light the parking and taillamps when installed. Will this work correctly?

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The lock is more important to me, if i'm unlocking it i'm only getting closer. Damn cars....
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I remember the pulse being a little longer than momentary, more like 1/2 second. This is more distinctive when you lock the doors... Listen carefully. I'll check on my way home.
Actually it always sounded like a two-stage shutdown to me: *clunk*-*CLUNK*

The first *clunk* locks all the doors; the second *CLUNK* about a half-second later locks the filler door. I sort of assumed they're staggered like that as a current load-sharing maneuver; otherwise if you try to activate too many solenoids at once, you end not moving any of them properly.
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OK, electricians and electrical people: I need a critique of this circuit. I have added two new relays and some wiring. This is for the unlock side only. The lock side will need something similar. This will light the parking and taillamps when installed. Will this work correctly?[/img]
Um, what is Relay 1 doing?

Also, I would be inclined to just drive the light-flashing relay off of the solenoid pulse itself, even if it does flash the lights whenever you press an inside switch.
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I went out and checked it again. It appears to be a pretty long pulse, like about 1/2 second. You can hear the solenoids engaging and then disengaging. They are all controlled by the same relay, so there is only one stage.

The lock side would look exactly the same as the unlock side, with a different color wire instead of the black one. With the same effort you could install two relays to flash the lights when locking it.

And, yes, that is what Relay 1 is for. Without that relay, every time you press the lock or unlock button inside the car, your lights would also flash. So you need the relay.

Unless, if that'* what you want, I'm not stopping anyone.
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I wouldn't mind if it flashed everytime but just when the keyless is used that'* preferred...
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OK, here'* the lock side wiring. Same as the unlock side, except you would splice the light blue wire.

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can I go to tha dealer and get these done? if so, how much?
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No. dealer won't do anything that isn't stock. You would have to find someone that does custom electrical work.
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