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Ok so Ive got a 07 LS coupe and I called the local GM dealer today to see how much it would be to get all my manual crap (locks/windows) converted to power. (using the oem stuff) Guy said cannot convert the manual to the oem automatic. I can only get the electric windows/ locks using an aftermarket kit.

This came to news to me since Ive seen other members rides have the oem parts. (the door panel switches that are oem)

So did the people that do that, just get the oem door panel switches and use an aftermarket kit for the rest or what? Im very curious. I know that BboyTaktix did this as I saw his showoff thread.

Also on the cost. I reallly really want automatic windows, locks. dont care bout cruise control or power mirrors or whatever.
 

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i got an aftermarket power lock kit at my local audio shop. 350 out the door. welll worth the money!
 

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dont just want just the locks. want both locks and windows. more windows then locks. plus id rather go the oem route
 

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yeah you have to do the oem power window conversion theres a thread BboyTaktix made on cobalt universe.net
 

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yea i found it. just looks very very confusing. just checked ebay and its gunna be hard collecting all the parts
 

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yea not worth it. you can roll your windows down with the crank in 2 secs
 

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Was so worth it for me :D one of the best $300 mods on my Balt. Very convenient in the summer. And the install was pretty fun, except for wiring which took a while but I had no good diagrams so it was all trial and error. Then I made wiring diagrams for everyone else :p

Also it would be possible to find all the parts for decent price either via junkyard or eBay if you take your time and shop around.
 

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for the locks, I'd think any actuator should work, then its just wiring them to a button.

The windows will be more complicated but they should just need a motor I'd think. scrap yard here sold me a replacement motor for $25 (actuators are about that as well) so in theory you could do the whole thing for probably $100 - $150 if you found the right pieces for a good price. I haven't done this however so not 100%
 

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for the locks, I'd think any actuator should work, then its just wiring them to a button.

The windows will be more complicated but they should just need a motor I'd think. scrap yard here sold me a replacement motor for $25 (actuators are about that as well) so in theory you could do the whole thing for probably $100 - $150 if you found the right pieces for a good price. I haven't done this however so not 100%
you need the motor, actuators, and switches that will work the windows. The switches will need to be OEM if you're going with the OEM motor and actuator unless you're a circuit board genius and can design your own switches to run the motor like OEM. And some wires etc.
 

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yea its real real confusing with the wires and acutators lol. not to concerned bout door locks. Unlocking a door is no problem. id rather have power windows than anything. BboyTaktix is right. SOOO much more convienent having power windows in summer. Especially since I dont like havin the A/C on and just like the windows down
 
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