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Post 3 made on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 08:19
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On November 5, 2019 at 05:54, King of typos said...
You do relize you posted an automotive question in a custom home theater forum?

But you also have someone who use to install these things 18 years ago.

Youíll need two 12vdc relays that has 5 terminals.

So 30, 85, 86, 87 and 87a.

Tape the two relays together with the screw holes along the same plane.

Create a wire harness with 4 push-on plugs all tied together. This one will be attached to 2 terminals on each relay. 85 and 87 on one, then 86 and 87 on the other. The remaining end of the harness goes to 12vdc+.

Here is a diagram of how to wire it up for the remaining wires.


Now the trick is, to know what wires to test in the Van. And which switch to use. I recall having to test the wires on the passenger side while someone else used the driverís door switch. Or the other way around. Itís whatever Ford decided to do with that model.


I remember Ford using a 'master' switch and sometimes, we used to access the door lock wires below one of the dash speakers, but I don't know if they even put speakers in the dash anymore. It has been over 20 years since I did this.

Unplug the harness from the driver's door switch and see if the passenger door's switch still operates the locks. If it does, you 'll be accessing the wires at that side. If not, reverse the test.

Remember- if this vehicle is under warranty, cutting wires and installing relays will void it.
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