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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-21-04, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Central Locking just installed for $28

Well i have had enough with my EA series II door locks and brought a 4 door central locking kit from brisbane car sound for $28. It took about 4 hours to fully install it and I am quite happy with the outcome. Although the back doors are pricks when locating the motors and running the wiring loom. I noticed that the EA's must have had a recall because my car had aluminium guards pop riveted in over the rear door locks for anti-theft purposes which was badged 11/91. The car was built in 10/89. Anyone seen this security mod before because it made locating the central locking motors a real prick.

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Dear Luke,
because here in Sydney it is my job to do things like central locking I really dont believe that the cover was placed there for security purposes with the rivets..The rivets are more a time saving cost cutting ploy.Normally in alot of cars you can remove and discard theses covers.Then it makes the job alot easier.
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Re: Central Locking just installed for $28

Hi,

I'm pretty sure the cover which is made out of sheet metal not (aluminium) is to stop people from putting a coat hanger down through the rubber at the quarter panel window and thus manipulating the rear door lock. If I was to remove it, it would be shit easy to break into the car. I just bent them a little bit and put the motors behind them.

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they are galvanised steele, why they are they i have nfi but they are factory EA-ED afaik
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Hi,

I'm pretty sure the cover which is made out of sheet metal not (aluminium) is to stop people from putting a coat hanger down through the rubber at the quarter panel window and thus manipulating the rear door lock. If I was to remove it, it would be shit easy to break into the car. I just bent them a little bit and put the motors behind them.

Cheers Luke.
My wifes old ea was broken into real easy..But I wont mention here in case others see it. All ea b etc are too easy to get into unfortunately.
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they are galvanised steele, why they are they i have nfi but they are factory EA-ED afaik
Also EF-EL.

Not that it matters, there are easier ways to break into a Falcon.
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My EL wagon had a cover like that over ONE of the rear doors. I was going mad trying to get around it to take off the door handle. In the end I had to get out the cordless drill, and upon pulling the cover out I smashed it beyond recognition and threw it as far as I could.

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Hey Luke,

Are the central locking motors loud? I really despise the ones in early Falcons...


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Hi Xrated,

No there not loud at all, my dad's EB fairmont work car is a lot louder. But probably give it a few years and the motors will get tired and they will probably start making a bit of noise.

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Re: Central Locking just installed for $28

i also got aftermarket central locking cost my $50
its just a small clunk
instead of the vrrrrrrrrrrrrt noise the smartlock makes
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