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Old 12-14-2007
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btw, the other connectors next to the wire with the led, might be for more led's to indicate other functions being activated...
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I wouldn't trash it. It's a solid kit, for cheap. I have had that same kit on my truck for 2 years now and it works flawlessly! The batteries haven't even worn down on the keyless remote yet. If you need any help with anything on that kit (I am very familiar with it, as I have re-wired it several times!) just PM me or email me, [email protected].

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I would wire it up on a bench w/ a battery like I said. If it works, great. If it's trash, at least you didn't waste hours and hours wiring it into your vehicle for naught. Outside of the truck, it's simply trial and error to figure out what wires do what. Figure each out and label them. Worth a shot since you've already invested in it, before you buy a brand new kit anyways.
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Good News!! I got it all up on a table tonight and worked through it...plugged it up to a battery charger and BAM! We got a workin lock system! Thanks guys for the help..Ill prob. have more questions when I install it this week im sure..haha
Stephen..thanks for your SN man..ill be talkin with ya this week I got a couple questions for ya
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Label all the wires so it's plug and play when it comes to the install and you're good as golden. See, it's not hard at'all if you take it step by step, and don't let it overwhelm you.
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Ya it wasnt too bad..just a little confusing haha Now as far as wiring it in the truck when I go connecting wires should I use wire nuts or is there a better way to connect the wires?
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I would use connectors (male/female) on the connections inside the doors. Wire nuts aren't really for automotive wiring. Make sure they are the kind w/ covers so they don't touch anything and short out. You can cut the wire to length before you crimp the connectors on so you don't have a wad of extra wire laying inside your doors. You want a little slack, but not feet of extra wire. Use zip-ties to keep the wire out of the window track, etc. I would use a wire tap like these 3M ones to tap into the constant power and parking light wires:

3M Connectors

That way you don't have to compromise the factory wire by cutting them. I'd do the same for the keyless if you have to tap into the power lock wires.

Use ring connector's like these (of the proper size for the wire and bolt you will be grounding to) for your ground connection:

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Soldering the connections is the absolute best, but connectors, crimped properly, will provide a trouble-free connection as well.
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