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08-01-2006, 10:00 PM
hey guys I have an 01 Sierra reg. cab base model. i want to add power locks and windows. i was wondering if any of you installed either . can anyone help me. thanx
08-01-2006, 10:05 PM
yes i have done both what kind of questions ya got?
08-01-2006, 10:08 PM
what do i need? how do i do it? i knida have an idea but not sure how did you do it? what did you do?
08-01-2006, 10:19 PM
there are plenty of kits available that contain everything you need. I think the name of the company i used to use for windows was made by spal or something like that. and for doorlocks you can get actuators and switches just about anywhere
08-01-2006, 10:28 PM
ok i'll look for the window kit. do the actuators need to be a certain psi and what kind of switchesyou talking about
08-01-2006, 10:31 PM
no the actuators are electric. you can pick em up from like a best buy or circuit city.
the switches i am refering to are if you want to have lock/unlock switches in the car. You will need these unless you are just wanting to get keyless entry.
08-01-2006, 10:34 PM
this is an actuator. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=330-010.
now to install this you need to decide if you just want to operate it by switches, by keyless remote or both. and that willdetermine what else is needed.
08-01-2006, 10:51 PM
thanx sorry for the misunderstanding i will use a swith
what kind of tools do i need?
08-01-2006, 10:54 PM
i want keyless entry later on when i add an alarm system
08-01-2006, 11:05 PM
ok so i get an actuator and a swith do i need realys or anything like that?
where do i get the power from
08-01-2006, 11:11 PM
yes you will need 2 relays. and as far as tools you just need some wire strippers, a drill to mount the actuator, and something like pliers to bend the rod it comes with the correct way. you will get power from either the battery or from the main ignition harness.
08-03-2006, 10:07 PM
ok i know what i need but not how to do it.
where do i put the relays
08-03-2006, 10:46 PM
where do i put the relays
that depends on where you put the switches. because it will determine how many lines will need to be run in and out of the door. but most installs i out the relays under the dash cause there is also an alarm/keyless module going with them.
08-04-2006, 09:43 PM
ok thanx for the info
if it goes wrong ima have more questions
08-04-2006, 11:40 PM
ok just let us know
08-04-2006, 11:43 PM
just wondering ballpark how much it would cost for everything involved to put in power locks? I have manual locks and windows...not too worried about the windows, I know it would be cool but that sounds like a lot of work and easy to screw up. But if its cheap i might attempt the locks...