Universal Power Door Lock Kit Installation Instructions
Commando Part #:P2DLK & P4DLK

 

Part List for 2 Door Kit:

Part List for 4 Door Kit:

1 pc

Control Module

2 pc

5 Wire Actuator / Motor

1 pc

Pre-Wired Wiring Harness

2 pc

Connecting Rods

2 pc

Adjustable Steel Mounting Straps

1 pc

Control Module Mounting Screw (5x16mm)

2 packs

Mounting Hardware. Each Pack Includes...

 

1 pc

Connecting Rod Clamp

2 pcs

Clamp Fitting Screws (4x6mm)

2 pcs

Folded Metal Speed Nuts

2 pcs

Phillips-Head Sheet Metal Screw

1 pc

Control Module

2 pc

5 Wire Actuator / Motor

2 pc

2 Wire Actuator / Motor

1 pc

Pre-Wired Wiring Harness

4 pc

Connecting Rods

4 pc

Adjustable Steel Mounting Straps

1 pc

Control Module Mounting Screw (5x16mm)

4 packs

Mounting Hardware. Each Pack Includes...

 

1 pc

Connecting Rod Clamp

2 pcs

Clamp Fitting Screws (4x6mm)

2 pcs

Folded Metal Speed Nuts

4 pcs

Phillips-Head Sheet Metal Screw

Installation Instructions

This kit is designed to convert your vehicles manual door locks to power door locks. It will also work with a keyless entry / alarm system and allow you to use remote access. Installation is basic but does require some planning to make it go smooth. The below is a guideline on how to plan and execute the installation into your vehicle. You may have to make small alterations to the instructions below to have the unit operate on your vehicle, but it should help you get the general idea.

Planning the Install

Before even attempting to begin the installation, you must plan where components will mount and how the wiring will be ran. With the driver side lower panel off, above your knees when sitting down, locate a suitable location for mounting your module. The main module is generally mounted to a wiring harness, support strap or attached to the firewall. You then want to figure out how to run the wires from the inside of the vehicle through the door boot and into the door. You then want to remove your door panel and find a good spot to mount the actuator. See mounting the actuator below. Make sure to test fit the actuator before you begin to be sure there is no problems with your wiring harness length. Once you locate suitable locations and routings for your components, move on below to Mounting the Module.

Mounting the Module

The control module is in essence the brain of the unit. Take care to make sure the unit does not receive excessive amounts of vibration and absolutely NO WATER. The unit CANNOT get wet!!! You can mount the module in one of 2 fashions. You can use tie straps and mount the module to a stiff wiring harness under the dash or tie strap it to a dash support brace. Make sure the connection is secure and tight. Our mounting recommendation is attaching to the either the firewall or kick panel area using the screw provided. This will ensure the module will never come loose and will not vibrate. Once the module is installed, move on to The Wiring Harness below.

The Wiring Harness

The wiring harness for the unit is pre-wired and color-coded to the wires on the actuator. First plug the wiring harness into the control module you have just mounted. Now begin to run the wires through the locations you found when you were planning your installation. The shorter side of the two 5 wire groups will run into the driver’s door. The longer set will run under the dash and into the passenger door. On 4 door kits, run the additional leads either under the carpet or through the door sill area to the rear door boots. On all the doors, run the wires to the spot you have picked out to fit the actuator. Secure the rest of the wires to the door skin so they will not get torn or frayed. Make sure no wires rest on any sharp edges! There are 4 wires left once you have run the harness to the doors. The colors are Red, Black, Brown and White. The red and black are the power and ground leads. Connect the RED to 12Volts Constant (+12V) and the BLACK to Chassis Ground (-). The White and Brown wires are the keyless entry inputs. More information is at the end under Keyless Entry.

Mounting the Actuator / Motor

With your door panel removed, identify the spot you have chosen to mount your actuator. You can either mount the actuator directly to the door skin or you can mount the strap to the door skin then the actuator to the strap. This is generally the most used method as it allows you flexibility on making room for the door panel to go back on. If using the strap, mount the strap across the void in the door. Mount the actuator to the strap, inside the void. (See diagram 1) Next loop the metal rod through the hole in the actuator and line it up with the door lock/unlock rod in your door. (diagram 2) Using the square metal clamp, connect the rod from the actuator to the rod on the door. Make sure before you tighten them down the actuators position matches the position of the lock on your vehicle. Ex... If your actuator pushes to lock and pulls to unlock, be sure that the actuator is all the way in and the door is unlocked before you make the connection. (diagram 3) Once that is complete, test the motion of the actuator. It should move smoothly with the motion of your vehicles door lock. Now connect the wires from the harness color for color to the wires on the actuator. That should be complete. Now test your installation.

Testing your Installation

1. Make sure the door panel fits properly before beginning. Do all testing with the door panels installed.
2. With the doors closed, press the door lock on the vehicle to the LOCK position. All of the doors should lock. Then move it to the unlock position, all doors should unlock. This will work true on both front doors. The rear doors (4 door only) will not operate any other door.

Troubleshooting

P: The unit does nothing once installed.
A: Check to make sure you have connected your power (12V+) and ground (-) wires. Be sure the 12volt connection is constant power and not switched.


P: When I lock the doors (or unlock) they automatically unlock (or lock) right back.
A: This means the actuator is positioned wrong on the door. One of your 5 wire actuators is not lined up with the positioning of the other 5 wire actuator. Is what you have to do is lessen the tension on the square clamp and adjust the 2 actuators so they begin at the same position and work smoothly with the vehicles locking function. Once you do, test again.

Keyless Entry

The power door lock kit supports keyless entry and alarm system inputs. This will allow you to remotely lock and unlock your doors. On the wiring harness, you should have a WHITE and BROWN wire which connects to the driver’s actuator, you can locate them at the plug. These are the lock and unlock inputs which you connect your alarm / keyless entry unit to.
Our unit only accepts negative (-) inputs from your remote unit. Connect your negative (-) lock wire from the keyless remote to the white wire on the power lock kit. Then connect your negative (-) unlock wire from the keyless remote to the brown wire on the power lock kit. It should then operate from remote once you finish the installation of that product. Note that different vehicles require the actuators to move in a different direction. If you find that your lock button is unlocking the doors and visa versa, simply switch the lock and unlock wires on the brown and white wires.

**NOTE**
Always isolate your lock kit and keyless remote installations. Install and test each one at a time. Once you are confident each works as described, connect the 2 together. This helps eliminate problematic variables.