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Old 08-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
 
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Power OR Manual Locks/Window conversion

Ok here's the deal, I've got a 2000 dak RC Sport and I'm replacing the damaged Passenger door before I take to the Body shop. I ended up buying another RC door but its a power door. My truck has manual lock/crank doors....

I popped the plug for the door loom out and there was only one wire plug running from the chassis harness into the door. The power door has 2 connectors.....I'm temped to convert it to power doors/windows but after reading several threads and you gotta basically pull the entire interior apart to run the "stock" plug n play harness I dont think its worth it....

UN-less I can just run the power side of the door motor to a power source and ground the other??? and use the switch in between or would I need a relay?

ON THE FLIP SIDE...has anyone ever changed a power door to crank???? The door regulator//locks should just swap over from my door into the new door? I
might have to drill some rivits out to get the window reg. track assembly out or ?
Im dont care if its a hard swap or having to modify it but are the door shells same? they should be identical and the window regulators will swap and simply bolt in?

ANY HELP would be appreciated.


I had a chance to pickup 2 crank doors from a guy on here at carslile. Instead I screwd myself. I shoulda just bought a crank door. :huh: DOHH
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door frames are all identical. you can swap the window regulator and swap basically all your manual internals into it. along with your door panel too lol
ill tell you its a bitch to do but its possible. also you will need to drill out some rivets for sure, just nut and bolt it when you put it back together, make sure not to tighten them too much though.
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cool I've replaced power window reg. in my girls 01 Silverado and its easy...lol. I took my door panel off today to see if it was possible but I was kinda blown when I realized the power conversion just wasnt gonna happen...LOL>
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yeah if you had a whole harness and maybe doin a motor swap or something like that where you gotta change the wiring some, thats the time to do the "power swap" lol otherwise, its def not worth it. plus you cant live without the reliability of the manual windows. one less thing to go wrong.
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Well I got the swap done. Dodge is definately different. The bearclaw locks were actually totally different. I swapped everything from the crankdoor into the new power door.

The regulator was identical it just had a little power motor on it instead of the crank head.

The latch assembly was not interchange able. The BOLT HOLES were different in the door. I count take the manual lock mechanism and swap it into the power door without re-drilling the door. SO I just bolted the power latch back up and used it as a normal lock cylinder just w/o power.

Everything seems to work just fine and even swapped out my lock cylinder for the key. Went pretty smoothly. Bolted the door up made some minor adjustments to the latch and other than that she opens and closes just like the drivers door. I took pics of it installed and the gaps are perfect. Will take more pics to show how the locks are different for anyone doing a swap.

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