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Door Lock Actuator for trunk release?

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Forum Name: Car Security and Convenience
Forum Discription: Car Alarms, Keyless Entries, Remote Starters, Immobilizer Bypasses, Sensors, Door Locks, Window Modules, Heated Mirrors, Heated Seats, etc.
Printed Date: December 06, 2021 at 4:44 AM

Topic: Door Lock Actuator for trunk release?

Posted By: antman1
Subject: Door Lock Actuator for trunk release?
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 10:58 AM

I am looking to add trunk release for my alarm on my car for keyless entry and I have one of these at my disposal.

Install Essentials 524N High Power Door Lock Motor

Would that work for what I am wanting to do?


Posted By: mgoetz74
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 11:21 AM
i have heard of people using door lock motor for trunk release, i don't know how well that worked for them. My problem is the stiff bar on the door lock motor not allowing the catch thing in the car to go back to a lock potion. With the directed 522t trunk release motor it just pulls or tugs the catch for the trunk allowing it to return to it normal state after it opened. heck i have seen installers use door lock motors to prime a older car that has a carb for a remote start.

Posted By: antman1
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 12:28 PM
ok cool. I think I have an idea on how I can make this work. :)

Posted By: howie ll
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM
You really need a 522, having said that I've used a 524 and succeeded.

Amateurs assume, don't test and have problems; pros test first. I am not a free install service.
Read the installation manual, do a search here or online for your vehicle wiring before posting.

Posted By: Custom_Jim
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 1:53 PM
I added an actuator and cable release on the trunk of a 55 Chevrolet and it just took some engineering as well as some fabrication to get it to work properly and reliably.


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Posted By: antman1
Date Posted: October 13, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Thanks guys. I think I can make this work. I'll keep ya'll posted on my progress to also help others that may have this question.

Posted By: antman1
Date Posted: October 20, 2017 at 8:31 PM
how would I wire up the relay for this? I installed the actuator in my trunk and ran the wires. my alarm wire is negative for trunk release.

Posted By: antman1
Date Posted: October 21, 2017 at 1:07 AM
I got it all figured out. works great. Thank you guys

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