Power Door Lock Actuator

nycutlass

Master Mechanic
Jul 29, 2008
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I have a 86 cutlass with power windows and manual locks I'm interested in installing original actuators would anyone have a detailed picture how they would be installed originally from the factory in each side. also picture of the rods needed. thanks in advance
 

Dayzedandkonfuzed

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Feb 9, 2010
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Anglemont, BC
Well I have no pictures of the actuators, however I do have a crude wiring diagram to make simple bosch relays work, as the factory door lock relay is getting pretty hard to come by. In case you need it....
 

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nycutlass

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the wiring for me is very simple i have that under control its the other stuff im having a hard time with locating
 

pagrunt

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Understand there are two types of linkage used. One is a simple rod that goes into the actuator's hole & the top shares the same connection as the door key lock rod in the hand operated part. The other used a rod assembely that rivits to the door itself with all the rods for the actuator being being connect on a bell crank. I'll have to get into the garage for all the parts for my conversion.
 
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nycutlass

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yes I figured it would be a bit more involved that's why i asked for pictures I'm not even sure if i have the same parts internal because my car never came with power locks
 

pagrunt

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Here's some quick pics of the linkage. Left rod (earlier design) will be the easier for the conversion. Right rod assembly (later design) needs to be rivited to the door & is a pain removing it from the actuator.
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Also there is a difference between the ealier (left) & later (right) actuator heads. Both styles of rods work with both actuators.
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nycutlass

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awesome that's perfect TY what about location on the doors where the actuator is mounted I know they have a bracket on each actuator that is riveted onto the door do the actuator have a left and right side ? I must of worked on this a hundred times over the years growing up with gbody's and I just don't recall. its also so strange to have power windows and have manual locks.
 

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