|The following upgrade was based on an inspiration
provided by Curt Ingraham back in 2001 when I first looked at his '72
2002tii. Curt was using keyless entry on his car - what caught my eye
was a blinking door lock alarm light near his lock button on the top of
the door. He assured me this was easy, and provided a way to both secure
the car and make it more convenient. It was also easy to put together
your own system from basic parts you could buy from EBay if you so
desired. After doing the electronic trunk opener, I found two
other owners had already followed suit with their cars, so I believe
these pages will be of some value to any 2002 owner with a daily driver
or a garage queen.
|I don't claim to be an expert on Car Alarms, but I
did read up on what they do and how they work. This unit was purchased
about 2 years ago when I started acquiring parts. The brand Crime
Stopper is available from
several sellers on Ebay in the USA. I'm not endorsing this
particular brand, I'm merely trying to point you in the general
direction and let you decide what brand/features work best for your
The above picture is what I would
call a BASIC setup for the alarm only.
In this photo, I have secured the components to a small piece of vinyl
clad masonite with clear hot glue. This way I had a master panel to go
to, rather than a bunch of strung out components and wire all over the
car. I first began by creating this setup and then used small
alligator clips and wires to test out each circuit to make sure it
worked before I finally wired it. A big bag of colored alligator clips
comes in handy for the alarm/entry and the car stereo setup which I am
building in another article.
1 - Basic microprocessor controlled alarm/feature
module with inputs/outputs
2 - Motion / jar sensor with adjustment sensitivity control (red)
3 - Radio Shack 12 pin distribution block for input/output/features
4 - Radio Shack 8 pin distribution block for common +12V / ground
5 - Remote control antenna for connection with key fob controllers
6 - Fuses for 12V side of the Alarm/Feature module
|Pictured above is how I used this setup. BASIC plus
other features for alarm and keyless entry by the addition of:
7 - Door lock open/close relays
These units have other features like trunk opener which requires a relay
and dome light control which I will be adding later on in this article.
Both units require relays also.
On the door side, the following photo will help you better visualize how
the door lock actuators are installed in the doors of your 2002.
|8 - Generic, aftermarket door lock actuators (note
the two screws for mounting)
9 - Actuator rod modified for the 2002 door lock button/rod
10 - Actuator open (Green wire) and close (Blue wire) circuit connectors
The actuators must be installed in both doors and
precisely adjusted for travel to ensure the doors will open and shut
properly. A common wiring harness must then be weather proofed and
installed in each door to connect to the actuators.
|IN THE NEXT UPDATE - We will connect everything up and test it.