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Old 04-20-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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My Father gave me his 4dr 90 DX which i am now the second owner. Ive had it for a few years now and i cant see myself letting it go. Since summer time is comming I was wondering what i would need to do to hook up diffrent doors that allready have the power windows and locks onto my DX? Or is it not worth it?
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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I've always scoffed at the idea, because retrofitting power windows and locks into a DX would require a lot of dismantling to run stock wiring.

It isn't an easy task and the amount of work required will probably make your head spin.

Last year I installed DX door panels into my EX, and while I was "downgrading" I had to consider how to retrofit power options into these panels. I added power window switches into these panels and discovered how easy it would be to retrofit power windows into a DX.

You could run power directly from your battery into each door, run ground wires, and then bolt in power window regulators and motors. Then it's just a matter of wiring the switches up. The switches take your 12v power and transfer power and ground to the window motor. Of course, running in-line fuses is a good idea. You'll need to use 20 amp fuses.

There are 5 contacts on single power window switches:
  • +12v power into switch
  • (UP position) +12v power routed to motor
  • (UP position) Ground routed to motor
  • (DOWN position) Ground routed to motor
  • (DOWN position) +12v power routed to motor

That's an introduction into a possible wiring solution, but it's enough food for thought to consider the amount of work required to make this retrofit a reality.

Power locks is another subject, one which I'm not too familiar with.

It would be easy to install single window switches that run indirectly from a driver's side master switch (without a master switch). Wiring up a master switch system requires a lot of work. You'll have to run 15 wires total to the driver's door (5 wires from each sedan door, or only 5 for the coupe), which will probably be more trouble than it's worth. Then again, installing single window switches without a master switch simply alleviates the task of cranking your windows - you'll still have to operate them from each door.
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