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Old 07-03-2004, 05:23 PM
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VPA International door openers!

Any one use their door opener systems for shaved handles? If so, would you have any idea as to wiring diagram?

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Old 07-04-2004, 10:08 AM
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I used a similar set of solenoids for my doors.
How you wire them is going to depend on your
method of entry.
I put in a Gifford alarm system so I could use the key
fob to control the solenoids.
The stock alarm didn't have the I/O required.
You will need a system that has 2 extra extra outputs
and inputs such as a remote starter.

You also have the option of using a hidden button
on each side and only have to run a hot wire to feed
it.
Do you have an alarm system?
What vehicle?
Does it have power remote power locks?
If so, It is possible to use that I/O with a relay.
VPA sells several kits, some of which have control modules,
and some don't.

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PS You should have a mechanical release backup in case
of power supply loss.
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Old 07-04-2004, 05:03 PM
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RSpencer, thanks for the reply.

No alarm system involved.
1966 Nova SS.
It has power sdoor openers installed now, but the key fobs, receiver and relays are not wired up.

What I have now is a hidden button that opens the drivers door. On the console I have a rocker switch that opens either the drivers or passenger doors, and a rocker to pop the trunk.

I have no mechanical back up to get into the car or trunk for that matter. Would this be a trunk mechanism, possibly a cable or release to get into the trunk, assuming without power the doors won't open, or should I have a mechanical release for the doors?

Anyway, I removed the receiver and the two relays that were under the seat, and wired the drivers door to a hidden button on the exterior until can get the opener straight.

My doors are wired to go to the relays, but the fobs I was given for the remote were not even the same manufacturer. I was hoping all I would need to get remote entry again would be to buy a remote, receiver and relays (if required), and wire the doors to these componenents.

Does this make sense?
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I read your post a couple times and you have everything
straight wired, and you want to go to a fob.
First you will have to make sure your fob and receiver are
mating. Was this a Kit that came together? If not email VPA,
to get the right fob.
Here is a link for a diagram of a typical setup. It's not VPA
but they are pretty much all the same.
http://store.gaugemagazine.com/Produ...als/SVPRO3.pdf

I couldn't find a long enough hood release to work because you
have to route it through the door and beyond. I used cable and hose and made my own.

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Old 07-05-2004, 01:53 PM
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Thanks Ralph, the diagram helps! You are correct, the receiver and relays are all VPA, but the ofbs are Dakota Digital, and I think this is the problem. I looked at my trunk lock mechanism and think I can route a cable for emergency entry to the battery, appears fairly easy enough. I would assume if I have power I could get a door open, but maybe I should consider an emergency door opener?
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VPA should be able to use the serial # to match the fob
frequency.

A second option to the mechanical backup is to run a
pair of 01 leads from the battery to a fender well so
if your battery should die and you can't get in you can
charge or jump from the remote posts.

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Old 07-05-2004, 05:10 PM
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Ralph, I have sent VPA an email with my receiver serial number and asked for a schematic, we'll see how responcive they are. I was thinking about the battery and have a master power switch under my passenger seat, should be easy to attach a cable to that, one to the frame and I'm in right?
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Probably need to download to your computer and magnify.

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Old 07-07-2004, 05:55 AM
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Thanks guys, I called VPA last night and they explained how to test the relays. Long story short, I bought a new receiver, 2 relays and two key fobs for $58.00 plus shipping. Should have them in time to install before the weekend!
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