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2000 MPV actuator cheap fix w/ pic

Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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Cool 2000 MPV door lock actuator cheap fix w/ pic

I found a fix to get around replacing the actuator assy and it's crappy plastic gear.

I bought a generic 5 wire lock actuator off EBAY for 9.99 free shipping.

It came with no instructions or schematic so I floundered around but eventually got it working, here is a picture of the rough idea.

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The rod from the actuator was easy to bend into shape. It needs to end up paralleled with the lock cable. It came with a screw clamp that fastens to the rod and cable. I fastened the actuator to the door using an existing hole at one end with a screw and nut and at the other end drilled a small hole for a sheet metal screw. Seems to work great.

For the wiring I cut the pigtail off of the old actuator and soldered/taped the wires to the new actuator wires.

Last edited by drturnip; 09-30-2012 at 06:40 PM. Reason: improve it man.
Old 10-01-2012, 09:27 AM
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On the risk of repeating myself: you are a genius!

Please keep us posted of your solutions to these pesky problems.
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