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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:23 am    Post subject: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

I have two small projects, first to add a lock/unlock switch on the passenger door and also in the back to use before closing the tailgate (just like my Ford Exploder had) and to rewire the 12Volt source on the dash so it is always “hot”. This way I can charge my cell phone when the key is removed. I will report my progress if anyone is interested. My only question is how to remove the plastic cover where the switch is located on the driver’s door. I assume that it just pops off after being lifted with a screwdriver. I am too chicken to try if someone has already done this task.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

Funny, seems that I like my 12v outlet turning off when I turn off the ignition. My phone beeps and reminds me to take it with me (instead of being abandoned in the car to be stolen).

Although, I think it wouldn't be bad to have a switch to allow the driver to choose which way s/he likes the 12v outlets to work.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

Wow, those sound like neat projects. Take pictures! Cool

I think LazyFox and/or a few others have diagrams for the various door panels, you should be able to get an answer this morning...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

Sage wrote:
My only question is how to remove the plastic cover where the switch is located on the driver’s door.


If I remember correctly, you will need to remove the door trim panel. The door handle is attached to the trim with a set of tabs which you can undo easily from the other side. Plus the wire harness is quite short, so you can't pull it away too much. You need to disconnect the harness connector first.

You can find the door trim removal instructions with pictures here: http://www.mpvclub.com/diy.php?id=8

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

Please do report progress. I traded in an Exploder on my MPV, too, and I miss the locking switches on the pax door and in the rear.

I also miss Ford's much longer "lights on" timer for the interior lights. Something closer to 45 minutes, rather than the 5 or so Mazda's given us.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

I kind of recall someone reporting on making one of the outlets always hot. Was it the outlet in back, or the cigarette lighter, or both? Anyhow, there could be some info on the board about doing what you are proposing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

I did not expect such quick response. Yes I will take pictures of the projects. We are leaving for San Diego for the Christmas week, so I will start when I get back.
This Club has wonderful people in it. I tell everyone about the people and then I tell them about all the information on MPV's.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Passenger door lock switch Reply with quote

Dan wrote:
I kind of recall someone reporting on making one of the outlets always hot. Was it the outlet in back, or the cigarette lighter, or both? Anyhow, there could be some info on the board about doing what you are proposing.


CEZ has the rear outlet always hot and has there even convertor to 120V with hard wiring streight from the battery. He has also few more electro goodies.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: rewired dash outlet Reply with quote

In addition to the rear outlet LazyFox mentioned I also rewired the dash outlet so it is "always hot" as well. I used a 12AWG wire leading to a 20A separate fuse tied into the aux +12V post by the battery.

Hope this helps!
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