i was wondering the same thing i see universal kits on ebay for about 39 bucks but do they really work .?Or should i just go to a junk yard and pull the door lock and wiring harness of a trashed focus?
Start visiting the U Pull it yards. You should be able to find everything you need right there. Might take a bit to pull the hardware and wiring but it will save you LOTS of money and give you a heads up on what your gonna need to do to your car. And if the interior matches grab that too. Often times a U Pull it yard chages by the armload or how much you can carry on your back out of there. The one locally here charges 50 dollers for what ever you can haul out with you on your back. What is fun is watching poeple trying to move entire motors and clips by themselves. I have seen some pretty neat carrying apperatuses.
Besides that. The better thing about it. Is its all factory parts. If your car is still under warrenty its all covered.
i don't know how off topic this is, but i'll give it a shot. has anybody checked out the new corvettes? aside from being super sweet rides, they've got a cool little feature. the door remote doesn't have any buttons...when you walk up to your car (with the remote) it automatically unlocks the doors; likewise, when you walk away, it automatically locks the door.
well, i'm sure you can guess what i want to do to my focus. it's already got the power door locks. how hard is it to add remote entry system, not unlike that of the corvette's?
can't say that sounds very safe. What if you've got kids inside or something and you walk away for a moment and the doors lock? Sure you can walk bac but I'm sure that system has to somehow have a disasvantage. The old 30 second lock ion the Focus is annoying enough. Great idea, just gets annoying when you don't want it to!!! Like when you wash your car for example.
it wouldn't be to hard to do all the wiring and installation on the car doing it yourself. it would requre hooking up fusses to 12 vlt power, becuase there fusses slots are there just not hooked up to the power. but all you need is a new door pannel and the wiring and a little know how. its quite simple i've been looking into it for about 1/2 a year now. really if i can just get the parts from my junk yard its what im going to do. just no trashed foci around my area. ill add power windows along with it also though.
the problem everyone keeps telling me it the focus has a cable locking system and not a rod . i have been looking around and think i can hook the actuator to the lock housing it self.Instead of splicing in to the plastic housing on the cable . will let you know if it works when i get them