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Old 08-31-2010, 05:29 PM
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Default Reprogram Door Locks

Can you program the locks on the vehicle to lock when you put your vehicle in drive Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: Reprogram Door Locks

Yea that would be nice to have, anyone have a clue?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: Reprogram Door Locks

sure. i got boxes and boxes full of clues.

if you already have electric locks, then you can connect up a simple relay in parallel with the existing "lock" switch to engage the locks. Connect that to a simple microcontroller circuit that you've programmed to sense the the pulses on the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) wire [the one that feeds your speedometer and odometer]; the microcontroller would sense the VSS signal, and momentarily activate the relay to simulate pressing the "lock" button.

there's a little more to the logic you'd need to program into the microcontroller, but that's it in a nutshell.
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