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Re: JC Whitney keyless remote (archive)

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Posted by Max Fretter (NZ) on January 03, 2001 at 17:16:39:

In Reply to: Re: JC Whitney keyless remote posted by Mark Mosley on January 03, 2001 at 16:58:39:

Sounds like yours might be different from mine. I have a solenoid actuator which operates the lock linkage. At the bottom of it there is a switch which takes the mechanical input and switches the other solenoid actuators in the other doors. This switch has 6 wires going to it. 3 hot and 3 grounded. Cant figure out if it is ground to activate, or power to activate, and which ones get the power. The blue wire gets a pulse upon unlocking and the white gets a pulse upon locking.

Sorry: this was trying to be relevant. The 6 wires go into a block of 3 microswitches, each of which has its own cam. Taking off the plastic cowl lets you see the which wire goes to which switch, and also then which cam (as you turn the key) is activating which switch...

OK, you're definitely diffent from mine - sounds like you've got the controller integrated with the solenoid. I'll try to stop being helpful about microswitches now...

One passing comment from other (japanese) cars I've wired for alarms - central locking controllers I played with usually have basic 6 wires, so maybe this might help you:

- continuous +12v for power
- continuous ground return
- "lock" signal line (usually momentary grounded, but longer is OK, Uniden alarms pull their central locking lines to ground for 0.8 secs)
- likewise an "unlock" signal line
- 2 lines which are neither 12v or ground, but go to the other dook lock motors. These lines swap polarity to drive then reverse the lock motors - they have limit switches in themselves to stop when they reach lock or unlocked.

Maybe your Blue/white pair are the outputs from this (they have positive pulses that alternate).

Hope this helps - good luck with the "quest".

Max F

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