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Old 12-01-2004, 09:20 PM
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shaved my door handles...but..

i shaved the door handles on my car but now i need a back up way of getting into it... the kit came with a button to put somwhere but that doesnt help if the battery dies..

if your battery dies you cant get start your car anyways right... so thought i would get some hood pind type things that use a key and then get a boost and pop the door open and start the car... but i dont think i want to put thos locks on the hood if im shaving everything off my car... they will look out of place.

im thinking of putting some kind of mechanical pull cord somwhere hidden to pop the door open.. but its 30-50 for a kit.. i thought of using a hood latch cord or somthing.

anyone know of any ways for a backup of getting into my car? or how have you done yours?

sorry for the long post

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Old 12-02-2004, 12:32 AM
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I put a 4 pin trailer socket under the edge of my car. It has a self closing lid to keep crap out. Then, I made a pigtail to match the plug that has clips and a push button on it. The clips are for a 12v source and the button to pop the door. If you don't need the 12v, you just plug in and push the button - nobody accidentally finding a release. If you need power, just hook to a battery or another car (in off only please) and press the button.

It will only help if the latch solenoid can function - if your solenoid fails you will want to have a cable release somewhere. I have one on each door, but only accessible inside - my e-pop kit pops both front doors in case one is fried. If you need more than 2 buttons, get a larger plug.

The wiring is simple - just make sure you don't fry your world by connecting too much current, etc - and you may damage any computers or memory if you screw this up.
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Old 12-02-2004, 07:11 AM
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Do a search on Hotrodders. There was a rather lengthy discussion about backup in case of a dead battery. I'd try to find it but it's back to work for me at the moment. Breaks over guys.

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I was able to run a wire inside the door from the unlatching mechanism down through a small hole in the bottom of the door. Not very elegant, but it works. I put a small split ring on the bottom and use a small but strong magnet to keep it out of sight.
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re run your hood latch cable to the outside of your car like under your grill whare you can reach it
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re run your hood latch cable to the outside of your car like under your grill whare you can reach it
Excellent idea and probably the easiest to do. It will give you access to your engine compartment without needing to get in the car and thereby access to your battery.

Just mount the release button somewhere convenient (I put mine in the trunk) and your ready to go. Just make sure that you run the power for the button on a totally separate circuit so that if the breaker for your main circuit goes out you can still get in.

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re run your hood latch cable to the outside of your car like under your grill whare you can reach it
that's what I did with mine (and if my car disappears tomorrow I'll know it was one of you )
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Thanks for letting us know whare it is
What kind of car do you have ? & whare do you keep it ?
lol
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i think its a 1960 Buick LeSabre
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i think its a 1960 Buick LeSabre
Good guess
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is it worth taking?
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Thanks for letting us know whare it is
What kind of car do you have ? & whare do you keep it ?
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in my driveway right next to the house with the rifles in it

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is it worth taking?
depends, how fast can you run??
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depends, how fast can you run?? [/B]
Or do you mean "how fast can i push it" LOL sorry
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