Question regarding installation of coastal auto lock

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by rhodson, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. rhodson

    rhodson New Member

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    I ordered the coastal auto door lock a while back. I started the insallation process, and got as far as using the wiretaps. This is where I lost my nerve. It seems to me that there is a fine line between penetrating the insulation, and severing the wire. I know that many people have installed this without problems. Any tips or words of encouragement would be appreciated. Do I need to bite the bullet and just do it.
     
  2. Tom_06

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SparkyPrius @ Oct 11 2006, 09:12 AM) [snapback]331077[/snapback]</div>
    The taps are pretty foolproof. Go for it! I have installed 2 of the door locks, 2 of the power outlet kits, and one EV kit between Barb's and my Prii. No problem with any of those, no wires cut. I even used 2 left over taps from Coastal when I added the inflatable lumbar support bladder to my driver's seat.

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    I agree with Tom - Pretty much foolproof. The hardest part was getting my hands in the cramped space to attach them.
     
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    I agree. I've installed Coastal's Auto Lock and their EV kit, both require attaching to the same wire. No problems. I even used a pair of pliers to make sure it was clamped.
     
  5. rhodson

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    All right, thanks guys. I'm going to do it, just as soon as the job and kids give me a chance.
     
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