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Multi plexed wiring is when the switch uses very low voltage in a specified amount and sends a signal to the module and the module reads the switch and delivers command to door locks.
I was afraid of that :)
the power distribution center then sends 12 volts to componant.
You probably just have a bad door lock actuator.
so there is a module in the door that decodes the signal, which means I"ll have a tough time telling if the signal is being sent properly?
$$$ for actuator?
Its funnt how they think it will be better though.,
Let me check for you real quick
funny. seems like they have doubled the wiring instead of simplifying it.
easy to check with 12 volts somehow? how to remove actuator?
It shows only a half hour to change so after door panel comes out it will only have a couple of bolts.
that's promising - if the book says half an hour, that means if you've done it once you can do it in ten minutes?
or, in my case, three hours...
Its a deale item but its not giving me a price. but its shouldnt be to bad. under 100
Lol sounds like me.
Nah it may take a bit longer but after the first one you could do the second twice as fast only you have all that knowledge now and no where to put it lol
I had a Jetta, dealer said 2.5 hours to change power steering pump, it took me 7. The next time (i did it 4 times!), it took me 30 minutes. So, I always assume the book is for the first time a real mechanic does it.
was it the 1.8
1.8. lemon since new
LOL I love my jetta but come to think of it it was probably becuase we spent so much time to gether. and not driving but working on it. lol
so the actuator will actually have +12v and gnd terminal on it, no decoding electronics in it. therefore, I should be able to test it before buying a new one? If I knew the right colour code on the wires, I could test it before removing?
Let me get you a wiring diagram in case its a loose connection
it wont have the multi plex wiring to it that just goes to pdbox
I loved my Jetta for driving, (it was 1990), but 10 years of ownership (slow learner), I had put $14k of repairs into it, not including normal wear things like belts and tires. The car was $17k new.
the pdbox is under the dash? engine compartment?
so according to that the demultiplexer is on the instrument panel? (!)
no the integrated power module just another name for it.
its also called the pdc power distribution center.
and the wiring is light green and tan/orange. that should be fairly easy to check. If its the pdc, where actually is that, do you know?
it gets fun. some vehicles have 3 of them all called one of the names we have said and there really isnt any reason or ryme to why one goes to where and why.
or that's the fuse panel..
Thank God for wiring diagrams
its a module/fuse panel
Yes, one vehicle also said where all the connectors were located (I think it was my '94 Dodge minivan) in the schematics.
Thanks for your help.
Your very welcome. Nice working with you.
let me know if you need anything else.
I am hoping the best case scenario for you.
I'm good. If I accept and have a follow up is that an issue?
No I will show you a link. Copy and paste it somewhere. http://www.justanswer.com/dodge/5k0h5-dodge-ram-3500-slt-left-rear-electric-door-lock.html I will also send it to you after accept so you question will be open for a bit longer
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