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    wrong solenoid

    i ordered a solenoid from corsa sports on wednesday, arrived this morning and seems like i wont be able to install it.

    its one of these

    http://www.corsacentre.com/pages/Sho...ProductID=1635

    on an astra mk4.

    because you actually have to push the bar towards the lock and its a cable from the solenoid to the lock u cant really push forward

    i also believe the solenoid pulls back when activated.

    have i ordered the wrong one???

    or am i being silly and trying to install it wrong.

    cheers

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    Yes it pulls back.

    Can you not mount it so it 'pulls' on the bar that goes to the lock?

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    possibly but would that mechanism not be taken out when i remove the lock barrel

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    maybe you might know this but if i do manage to get it fitted, my alarm has a boot release wire. will i need a relay to use the remote function on my alarm

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    No.

    The lock just stops you being able to press the button and opperate the catch mechanism

    If you have a look at the lock and catch you will see what it all does and where the solonoid needs to go

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    ok i have taken the lock out of the door, unfortunately the hole the rod goes in from the catch is fastened to the lock?

    so cant even do it that way

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    ok discovered i did order the wrong solenoid kit, now ordered the correct one and awaiting its arrival.


    http://www.corsacentre.com/pages/Sho...ProductID=2170

    my cobra alarm has a boot release wire, will i need a relay or anythign else for this to work.

    many thanks

    nick

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    you are trying to delock the boot or the door? because you mention both "door" and "boot release"


    if it's for the boot then you do in fact want a pull solenoid (haven't dealt with the door ones, but i assume they would require pull too) and the one you ordered first is fine.

    i'm just about to do this to my car and have been looking at the mechanism and how to do it (coupe, but the system should be the same)

    you have the central locking servo off to the side which operates a swivel by the lock barrel - as lee points out this just stops the barrel from engaging when pressed if the car is locked and has no relevance to what you are doing.

    you will notice a wire coming down vertically from the bottom of that black plastic unit, which houses the push barrel, to the lock catch mechanism - if you just grab that you'll notice it pulls up - this opens the catch and lets the boot open.

    so take out the black plastic locking mechanism and detach the two wires that run into it from the central locking servo and the boot catch (if you look at where they join the lock mechanism you should see how to detach them)

    then you install the solenoid on a bracket roughly where the old locking mechnism was, and attach the wire from the solenoid to the wire from the catch mechansim.... tweak it a bit so the tension is correct and then fasten the bracket in place.

    then when you activate the solenoid the boot catch will be pulled up, opening the boot.
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    i am trying to delock the boot.

    i have purchased the boot realease kit from supernovas. £6.99. just waiting for it to be delivered

    i have a cobra alarm with a boot release wire.

    will i need anything else like a relay.

    not too interested in having a button to open door rather just have remote.

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    yes you will need a relay....

    did you even read my post though? it's clear from the fact that you think the solenoid you first ordered won't work that you don't totally understand how this mechanism works.
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