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central locking on plus 2

PostPost by: seaandmoor » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Hi all,
I can't find the particular post on this. I remember reading about someone who had fitted this to their plus two and also I think there was a link or website with photos showing the central locking kit with remote fob.
I did try to save it the information but appear to have lost it.
Can anyone put me onto the correct thread please?

Also is there an easy way of searching for my previous posts?

Thanks very much
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:53 pm

Go to Google and enter the following term

central locking site:www.lotuselan.net/forums/

or

http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl ... tnG=Search

Thanks to Gary Anderson for this idea. The search on LotusElan.net is a little problematic at times.

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:29 pm

I purchased this kit from Spyder but have not installed it yet. Looks like it should be fairly straight forward though.

http://www.spydercars.co.uk/central_locking_kit.htm
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:43 pm

Hi

I do not know how expensive the Spyder kit is?
The Spyder kit looks like a univeral kit so should not be Lotus money?

Have a look a Maplins kit first, you may save yourself some money?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=12303

There are also lots of kits on Ebay.


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PostPost by: surveyor » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:18 am

Hi,

I'd agree with Jason, I've had a Maplins kit fitted to my '68 +2 for about 6 years, switched off the alarm so is truly remote. Only use the doorkey occasionally now just to check the barrel is not seizing up.

Bought the lot, alarm & locking, in one of their sales for less than ?50. No problems with it, except that water found its way into one actuator and I had to replace it - cheap replacements from Maplins.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:45 pm

I was thinking about looking at systems for MGBs and the like, the locks are BMC and there ought to be a suitable solution out there.

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PostPost by: tablets32 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:26 am

Hi,

Has anyone fitted central locking to an early + 2? I have a 68 with the chrome internal handles and the heavier gauge operating arms.

Pics of the rod connection to the lock would be really helpful.

Thanks.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:55 am

Keith,
I can't help you with specific pictures, but there are lot's of universal remote central locking kits out there at evry reasonable prices. Take a punt at ?20 and make it work, looks like they fit most applications.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL-REM ... 0375507292

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PostPost by: weddingcarclive » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:37 pm

fitting an alarm will come with a central locking feature which you just add a couple of small motors within the doors connecting to the lock rods, any good auto electrical alarm fitters will do it for you
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PostPost by: el torro » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:56 pm

I am picking up 4 door kit tomorrow,it's possible I can get another for under ?10 if other one still there I will buy it as well(clearance item) ,any one wants it let me know
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:37 am

I installed mine and found it problematic, so removed it. I purchased a replacement kit but have not installed it yet. The kits are pretty standard from eBay, etc.

The control module(s) can be fairly big, so before going too far with the install consider where you want the stuff to reside behind the dash.

Other issue is getting all of the required wires through the tube at the door hinge. I already used thicker wire for the window motors, so getting the lock motor wires in there was a bit of a challenge.

The main issue I had was with getting the motors to consistently move the lock rods. The kit provide rod clamps and stuff; issue I had was getting the servo firmly mounted and adjusted. I never did fully figure out how exactly Spyder expected the supplied mounting pieces to work. Definitely take a shot at your own mounting idea; great if you post results. :D

My car has the later flat plastic interior handles; looking at the parts book yours looks like a stronger remote actuating rod. Not sure though, do you have a lock mechanism at the interior door latch? If not, I assume the servo would be mounted completely differently and operate vertically on the latch/lock unit.

My door locks are a bit of a pain even without the servo's, so not really all on the lock kit. Anyway, nice feature when it works, and maybe I will give it another try.

HTH

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PostPost by: el torro » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:30 pm

yes a 5 minute lotus job takes 3 hours,thanks for info I got the maplin kit
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:27 am

Maplin
Was ?33 then ?23 then ?9.99 ordered a set,went to pick it up ?7.99 sod that I'll have two sets Thank You

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/central-door- ... stem-yd77j

You can't better than that !!!!!

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:57 am

John,
This vehicle could just be the one for you :D
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:31 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Maplin
Was ?33 then ?23 then ?9.99 ordered a set,went to pick it up ?7.99 sod that I'll have two sets Thank You

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/central-door- ... stem-yd77j

You can't better than that !!!!!

John :wink:


Hi John,
That kit doesn't come with remotes and works from the standard key in the door or the locking lever of the handle inside. Will you link it into your remote alarm?
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