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    About car POWER LOCKs

    I'm planning to install in my car (which has no window, nor power lock).

    But I wonder if you guys know which motor is the best for that purpose? I dont want a cheap motor that gets damage after 1 year... I want something that really last...

    If possible please suggest me some good brands...

    thanks

    my car is a sedan MAZDA 323, (similar to MAZDA protegé).

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    Just an idea, but would it be possible for you to obtain the original ones for a reasonable price?

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    they dont sale that.
    also, is it possible to buy a power lock kit, say from NISSAN, or from TOYOTA, etc, if my car is a MAZDA 323 from 2003 (similar to protegé).

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    Have you asked the dealership if this idea is even possible?

    You'll need a motor/switches for each door that you want to control. etc etc

    Might go to auto junk yards for parts....
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    no i have not. Also in case i managed to install so, how long should I expect it to work?

    in a powerlock factory made, it should last at least 2 or 3 years right?
    or even more? (or even less)?
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    The power locks on your car should last as long as the car Since your car is relatively recent, I'd do as Steve R Jones says and hit the junk yards. You'll save one heck of a lot of money and these parts should be in great shape from any front or rear collision. Keep in mind that you need the Motor, Window Regulator, Inner Door Panel, Wiring Harness and Switches. It's a little more involved than most people think.

    You could also check out J.C. Whitney for possible after market parts. They may sell kits for your car/model.

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    let's not forget that I am not in ESTADOS UNIDOS, i live in Panama City, PANAMA

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    NeverMind, i bought a cheap "GENIUS CENTRAL DOOR LOCKING" $17.00 for the 4 door set.
    i hope it lasts.

    now my question is, how could i make it last much longer than expected?
    and what's the first thing that get damaged while time passes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMan
    NeverMind, i bought a cheap "GENIUS CENTRAL DOOR LOCKING" $17.00 for the 4 door set.
    i hope it lasts.

    now my question is, how could i make it last much longer than expected?
    and what's the first thing that get damaged while time passes?
    $17?! So that gives power-locking? Was it easy to fit? It seems incredibly cheap!

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    what edhe62 said. unless you get that kit to work, theres nothing easier than ripping a set off a junker at the yard and easily installing it into all of the pre-drilled holes already ready for you.

    but, my 99 ranger is only 6 years old and the power lock dont work most of the time, but ive also seen them work for ever. You probably have an electric motor kit, while many power locks work off vaccuum. i think a vacuum motor will last longer, plus you get to use the lock once or twice while the engine isnt running, but if the lines arent already there it isnt worth the hassle. For $17 i wouldnt worry about durability, even if you replace them every 3-5 years big deal eh?

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    I think, it's made in China, let's hope it last (as a minimum of AT LEAST 1 year without any single failure).
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    Try getting some from Ford. I dont know about over there but in Australia Mazda and Ford cross over abit.

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    well engine wise they should be identical, the power locks should be the same too....

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