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Old 04-04-2003, 02:24 PM
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Question pop door power requirements

I recently bought a shaved door handle kit that comes with a 35 lb. solinoid and I'm having problems with it opening my door consistantly. Do I need more power to trigger the solinoid or do I need a bigger solinoid? (The car is a 94 Thunderbird)

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Not sure what your problem is, but I would think that a 35 lb solenoid would open a stock latch, that I persume you are still using. How are you exciting the solenloid, with a remote entry or manual push buttons ?
Try a direct hook up using 12ga wire if this makes things work ok, you then know you aren't providing enough power to it. Check your solenoid to make it sure is working like it should be, without and with a load.
I run 15 lb units on my Forty, but I have bearclaws in them instead of the orig.
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:45 AM
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I use the bearclaws also- only need a 15 amp fuse. Sounds like there is some restriction holding the door from operating smoothly. Are you pulling directly or over a roller? A direct pull takes more guts.... I also use Balls actuators (screw motors) they seem VERY reliable and I've never had a problem yet (in 5 years.) Pull it by hand and check for resistance. Good Luck! (p.s.- also a relay is a must for door openers!)

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