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Old 03-18-2004, 07:06 PM
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On a 78 malibu wagon ...what size selenoid should i use for shaved handles?

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Old 03-19-2004, 02:00 AM
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I would probably use about a 35lb solenoid...just make sure that you buy the door poppers to kick the door open after the latch has been pulled.
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I agree wiyh Weimer 35 or 50 , popups, check the mags. a lot of the kits are coming with 50#, better to much than not enough,jmo. Doc
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is there a way to measure how much you'll need when you have the door opened up?
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:45 AM
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The only thing the solenoid does is pull the latch. It doesn't pop open the door...thats what the door poppers are for.
Are your latches stiff/hard to pull? Do you live in a colder climate? It all depends on several different things to determine the solenoid.
Beings that I had a malibu wagon that I fixed up, I know what you are working with. 35lb solenoids should be plenty....if you have any doubts, buy the 50lbs pulls.
Make sure that you do 2 things though, wire up an outside button (hidden of course) and put in a manual release cable to one of the doors...just in case the battery dies or you blow a fuse.
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