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I had another door lock actuator fail on me today. I've been using these from Parts Express. They work pretty well and are dirt cheap, but only seem to be lasting about 6-8 months. Where did those of you who have added aftermarket actuators buy yours? It's not a big deal since I have an extra one lying around, but what really sucks is that I went swimming tonight and forgot my keys were in my pocket and I screwed up my alarm remote. I'm going to take it apart tonight and see if it works after it dries out.
 

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hey...thats pretty cheap...3.85? not bad at all...can you take a picture of how the acutator is installed...and post it up...sometimes when its a restrictive area...the motor tends to weaken after awhile and just die out...
 

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Agh..I spoke too soon. I blew up both actuators, and
had to get new ones. Anyway, the new ones I got are
slightly bigger than the old ones, and don't fit in the
same spot.

Do you guys have a picture of where you put yours?...
or at least a pretty good description?
 

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theres a part in the middle of the door...where theres a large cut out...put the actuator there, and bend the rod according to the lock/unlock rod and cut any excess from the actuator rod. drill in some straps and screw your actuator to that...and make sure it doesnt move when its locking and unlocking...and u should have no problem..show us a picture of your install...
 

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Agh, no pictures?

1. You said the left of the lever, but which door?
The "left" is different on both doors.
2. It fit to the left of the handle, and the panel still went back on the door?
3. Was your actuator about the size of the one in the
picture above, or was it smaller?

Something like this?


Sorry to ask so many questions, but you're the first
person that was specific in the location.
 
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