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Hi all,

I currently have a Defender 90 2013. It has central locking. I am changing the doors out for the series conversion doors with the sliding windows. The reason is aesthetics. I can live without central locking but it would be much better if there was a way to add this feature to these old conversion doors. Can this be done?

Here are the new doors: https://www.sp-4x4.com/SERIES_DOOR_CONVERSION_FOR_DEFENDER_p/jwp7105.htm

Here is the desired finished look:

Coolnvntage+Land+Rover+D90+Heritage+(83+

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Excellent!

 

Does the actuator/solenoid have enough power to operate the lever? 

And did you have much fabrication work to attach the solenoid?

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I’ve wondered this - the rear door lock on my defender has central locking, it looks like they could all be transferred to a drivers door, and I’d wondered if I could replicate onto a passenger lock. 

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1 hour ago, Anderzander said:

I’ve wondered this - the rear door lock on my defender has central locking, it looks like they could all be transferred to a drivers door, and I’d wondered if I could replicate onto a passenger lock. 

I was thinking the same thing. I like the above solution but it may be a bit exposed for my application. I have an engineer friend trying to come up with an internal solution.

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Hi mate,

I did this earlier on in the year on my 90. see image below. very easy to do. I did all three doors and after getting the hang of how the inside of the lock mechanism worked, i drilled a hole through the locking tab and attached an actuator pole through it, drilling a hole out the bottom of the lock. When i finally do the door cards, it will look exactly as you have posted above.

central-locking.jpg

I'd be happy to provide you with detailed info, but I'm sure you would be able to crack on just fine.

Jake 

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3 hours ago, Geojake said:

Hi mate,

I did this earlier on in the year on my 90. see image below. very easy to do. I did all three doors and after getting the hang of how the inside of the lock mechanism worked, i drilled a hole through the locking tab and attached an actuator pole through it, drilling a hole out the bottom of the lock. When i finally do the door cards, it will look exactly as you have posted above.

central-locking.jpg

I'd be happy to provide you with detailed info, but I'm sure you would be able to crack on just fine.

Jake 

This is exactly what I was after. Excellent, glad to know it is doable. I shall give it a go. Thanks for that!

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1 hour ago, Anderzander said:

@Geojake That’s outstanding !

Can I ask which actuators they are please? and what did you use for a fob?

I bought this kit off eBay, as I wanted to have a modern flip key with the fob and key together. It works a treat and the entire unit is housed in the fuse box so all hidden. I then got the blank keys cut at my local locksmiths.

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