98 GT Driver's Door Actuator (again)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Florian Feuser /FFF/, May 29, 2004.

  1. I have been struggling with my driver's door lock actuator for a while.

    It seems that the actuator itself is functional (tested against the battery
    directly and it does work).
    I measured SOME current going to the actuator through the two wires, so I
    mistakenly assumed the actuator was shot (oh, yes, I have a brand new one for
    sale now...).

    Without knowing what's really supposed to happen, I can't research any further.
    Perhaps someone with a similar model/year (98 GT wagon) can help:

    1. Are the toggle switches on passenger and driver side supposed to move ALL
    doors lock positions?
    - mine do EXCEPT the driver's door.

    2. I have a wiring harness for a OEM security/keyless system but have installed
    my own aftermarket alarm/remote lock system. Does this affect the operation of
    the driver's side door?
    - again, my alarm/remote locks/unlocks all doors EXCEPT the driver's door, which
    may or may not be wired differently (security feature?)

    I do have the wiring diagram, but it is not very specific nor can I make out
    what is supposed to happen when.

    TIA for your ideas.


    (While we're at it, where's that *&($% harness for the parking lights and what
    color is it? Perhaps you can tell that I've spent WAY top much time crouched
    under the wheel ...)
    Florian Feuser /FFF/, May 29, 2004
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  2. Florian Feuser /FFF/

    Guest Guest

    If you have "Security System Upgrade", try to trace wires which should go
    from "OEM Alarm" to "Door Lock". I had them in something like "Pink/Green"
    and "Red/Green" colors. Trace them, they should go toward driver's door.
    Deep under plastic cover you will find that there is a cut on original wires
    and these two wires are connected to this cut. Just disconnect these wires
    and restore original connection. By the way, these two wires are wires can
    be used by aftermarket alarm system to open/close doors.
    Guest, May 29, 2004
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  3. Thanks a lot for the answer. I am not sure if I understand correctly:

    My car did come with a wiring harness for a keyless/alarm unit but the door
    actuator is the 2-wire kind (I believe the OEM security equipment has a 4 wire,
    a hood switch etc. etc.)

    Where exactly is that cut in the wire? in the door panel or behind the kick
    panel next to the inside fuse box?

    Would that disrupted connection that basically is the result of disconnecting
    the control module result in all door locks EXCEPT the driver's door to work as

    thanks again,

    Florian Feuser /FFF/, May 30, 2004
  4. Florian Feuser /FFF/

    Guest Guest

    Driver's actuator works kind of different than all another doors. When you
    press "Unlock", driver's door unlocks first, and then, if you keep button
    pressed, rest of a doors are opening. All actuators have 2 wires, including
    driver's door one. You should trace wires which go from separate 5-wires
    connector on alarm module. Wires should go to driver's door boot, under
    fuses block, almost on the floor. I think, you can just shorten wires, but I
    just uncut them.
    Guest, May 31, 2004
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