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Power Lock and Keyless Entry Installation instructions: Honda Civic

Door Lock Actuator Installation:

 

Remove the door panels.  They are held on by screws and joints that will pop out.

 

 

Start by pulling on the bottom of the door, unpopping all the joints.  Then lift up on the panel, and it should come right off.

Remove the plastic on the inside of the door.  By careful, because you will be reusing the plastic.

 

Drill the two holes to mount the actuator.  You should cut the mounting strap to keep in from interfering with the door panel, when you put it back on.  The position of the actuator is shown above in the middle picture.  It is mounted vertically, and the rod goes on the inside of the door.

Install the piece that attaches to the power lock rod to the manual lock rod and make sure that everything is moving freely. (See above right picture.)  You will probably have to bend the rod to get it to match up.

Do not reassemble door until after you have tested the system.

 

Wiring Installation:

 

Install the keyless entry kit and relays under the dash in the vicinity of the steering wheel.  You can install it wherever you want, but it may be easiest to install under the steering wheel.

Hook the positive wires to a positive source that is always on.  The radio is a good source for this.  

Run the Actuator Wiring to the doors.  These are the red and black wires in the gray sleeve.  Donít try to get it through the door, yet.

Running the wires to the doors is done in two steps.  First of all unsnap the black rubber wire tube from the frame side of the car.  There should be wires inside. 

 

The first step is to get the wires going from inside the car out to the opening by the door.  The above right picture shows the inside view of the hole you are aiming for.    Remove the glove compartment.  This should unscrew, and then you will carefully remove it. 

Using the conduit, snake the conduit up and out the opening by the door.  This is done starting from underneath the dashboard.  Then when you can grab the conduit through the frame opening by the door, tape the wires to the conduit, and pull the conduit and the wires through the opening. 

Loosen the wire on the inside of the door.  The loosen the clip on the door where the wire exits the door going to the frame of the car.

Starting from inside the door, snake the conduit through the rubber tube and out the top of the rubber tube.  Then tape the wires to the conduit and pull the conduit back through. 

 

Hook the wires actuator wires up to the actuator, compress them lightly with some pliers, to make sure that they stay attached, and then tape them up, to prevent the metal from contacting other metal and shorting anything out.

Repeat the procedure with the driverís side.  You may have to unbolt the fuse box.

 

Note:  When you are testing the lock/unlock functions, it may be necessary to reverse the lock actuator wires to get lock and unlock to work correctly (instead of backwards).

 

Power Trunk Instructions:

 

Position the actuator on the passenger side of the trunk lock. 

Unbolt the trunk lock.  There should be one rods and one cables connected to it.  You will be connecting the power trunk cable by drilling a hole, filing a notch or attaching in another way.

The pictures above illustrate the basic principle.  You will need to hook up the positive, negative and lock wires.  To run the green actuator wire, unbolt the gas tank filler cover and use the conduit to run the wires to the back of the cabin.  Run the wire underneath the seat belt, and under the cover on the bottom of the door opening.  Then attach the green wire to the power trunk wire of the keyless entry unit.      

 

Instructions For Push Button On and Off Buttons:  The buttons should be wired into the Black wires coming out of the relays.  Find a suitable place to mount the buttons, drill holes and install.  The other wire coming out of the buttons is wired into ground (-). 

 

Wiring Diagram for Keyless Entry Kit:

 

                                                         +12V

                                                            Red

 


                              Red                                               White

 

 

Relays

 

 

 

Keyless Entry

 
                                                                                            Yellow                

                                        

                                         Blue/Black                Black                                   Optional Lock/Unlock

                                                                                                                                    Buttons

 

                                          Green / Black          Black                                    Join Buttons to Black Ė Blue/Black

                                                                                                                        And Black -            Blue/Black Wires

                                                                           

                                         Black                          Red                                   

                                         Violet/Black               Red

 

 


                                                             

                                                           To Neg (-)                    Blue

White/Red                                                                                      Blue

 

(to Power Trunk)

 

Lock Motor

 
 


                                                                Green          Red

 


                                                                Blue             Black

Power Trunk Relay

 
Green

 

 

                                                             

                                                                 Red ( +12v)                       

 

 

 

 


       Black                                             Yellow

 


                                                              White

 

                Blue

 

 

 

         Black (to Neg)