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Help with relays/solenoids #738113
July 10th 2018 8:59 pm
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I am trying to install an electric door opener for my shaved doors. The kit comes with pathetic (partial) instructions. I have googled relays/solenoids/auto door locks and have found about 6 different ways to hook up and three different ways to wire the relays! None of them seem to work. I can get the solenoid to open through direct wiring with the push button (interior) but not with the key fob. I believe something is messed up in the relay wiring. Anyone out here good with relay wiring?


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Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738117
July 11th 2018 7:35 am
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Hello Lee,

I am no Journeyman Auto Electrician, but struggle through with first trying to understand the basic circuit. If I wire it up I make a drawing of the wiring as a visual aid. Post one up and maybe someone on here will be able to further help.

The remote needs to be recognized. Output signal? Reciever? Battery? A good Alarm guy could maybe help you out. Hope it's something simple. Good Hunting Lee!

Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738157
July 11th 2018 4:20 pm
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I'm bored, should be working on my vans, ohh well. How many wires on solenoids? post pic of relay.

Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738162
July 11th 2018 4:29 pm
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I will take pics of the relays tonight, the model number of the control unit to open doors and instructions that came with kit and 2 of the best diagrams I have found online to wire it. Some diagrams have the two relays wired together and some don't (don't know if that is an issue). Also on most diagrams there are two 12+ inputs into the relay, one output to the solenoid and one input from the control unit but every set of instructions I have name different tabs on the relays for the two 12 volt inputs.

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Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738166
July 11th 2018 4:41 pm
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how many doors, do you have power locks?

Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738170
July 11th 2018 4:49 pm
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i do not have power locks (its a 77 Dodge) and I am just doing the front two doors


Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738203
July 12th 2018 11:40 am
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I guess my first question would be how to tell if this is a negative ground trigger or positive ground trigger system and I would assume that would determine how the relay is wired.


Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738208
July 12th 2018 2:38 pm
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What did you buy? make? model?

Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738213
July 12th 2018 3:50 pm
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Here is the kit and instructions that came with the kit
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Those instructions are very vague and didn't seem to work


Re: Help with relays/solenoids [Re: Lee7673] #738214
July 12th 2018 3:52 pm
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Here are several instructions that seemed more detailed but not working either:
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