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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-21-2008, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone here bought a kit to convert their manual locks to power locks? just looking for some advice since im going to tackle this for my sister's cobalt. she has my old LS that has power nothing. plus, does anyone know if the locking system is a cable system or rod? there are kits for each and i dont feel like pulling off the door panel unless i have to.

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mine is a cable system on my 2005 Cobalt
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If anyone has any info on this I would be very thankful...Been wanting to do that for a while.

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well when i do it, i plan on doing a detailed DIY.

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I have a 2005 LS coupe and it has rods

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i didnt even know the cobalt came with manual locks...talk about cheap



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I had mine done... Sort of.
When I got my alarm installed, I had them install keyless entry. Pretty much consist of solenoids on each door.
I don't have a master control on the drivers door, but they all lock when I start the car, and unlock when I shut it off.

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I have manual locks with crank windows and I want to convert so bad but I don't have the cash. Anyway I Blew a speaker a while ago and when I took the panel off it was rods. In the 2005 base model at least
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The locks are controlled by rods attached to the key cylinder and the lock knob. the latches are cable controlled by interior handle and rod for the exterior handle. The power door lock actuator (power lock part) is part of the latch assembly. The factory locks are controlled by the Body Control Module(BCM) and its no an easy system to duplicate. you could easily use factory latches and custom wiring, this what i would do instead of adding aftermarket actuators

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the lock kit i am planning on purchasing has its own control module, the actuators just attach to existing rods so extensive modifcation isnt needed. the module controls central locking and keyless operation, with the ability to expand to security.

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