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Old 05-10-2004, 22:03   #1 (permalink)
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Central locking into my XF

hey everyone, i am thinking of picking up a central locking kit for my 87 s pack XF. Just wondering what your recommendations etc are, and if its even possible/worth it and yeah???
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Re: Central locking into my XF

I put aftermarket central locking in my XF no problems, only thing I found was that I had the rear units work in reverse as the best mounting point was along the top of the door, but otherwise was a job worth the effort.

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Re: Central locking into my XF

Have done the remote central locking kit to my XF and found it rather easy, but I have only done the front doors so far. If you have a mate with a ZL fairlane, take the rear door skins off to see how they are mounted from factory.
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kool, any particular brands etc u recommend? i was thinkin of picking a kit up from like repco or autobarn or something? i think ill get it installed for me otherwise i would no doubt screw it up haha. oh crap gotta fix the door handles first, i had two break on me in the same day, thats pretty bad even for the XF lol.
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Any brand will do as long as it aint an el cheapo! If you get it professionally installed, it shouldn't cost too much and will be done in a few hours at the max.

If you keep breaking door handles, it sounds like it's time to change the door mechanism (where all the rods connect to). I did the 2 front doors myself and it cost me $100, but that's from a dealer who's a major rip off. took me an hour to do both doors and havn't had any problems with the handles for ages.
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awesome, i think ill get a kit whenever i am able to next, yeah the door handles are a bit of a pain, my mother has a mate thats a mechanic so yeah i think ill get him to fix them up, hmmm my xf will be possibly quite cool soon.
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