Duetto Motors keyless entry and trunk release

[12/26/2002] Reviewed by: Chris Eberle - ceberle@hvc.rr.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 +

A kit for adding power door locks and remote trunk release with keyless entry for 1990-2000 Miatas. Includes: main receiver module, two door lock actuators, trunk actuator, two remotes, relay for trunk actuator and mounting hardware.

Well... I was able to install this kit successfully after a lot of research and planning. The only instructions I received were the wiring diagrams for the main receiver module and a generic instruction sheet with the trunk actuator. I had to find wiring info for the additional relay on Miata.net. Once I figured it all out, I drew up a diagram which made it much easier to visualize. Mounting the actuators was another story. I was able to do it with the provided harware. I only had to buy two large sheetmetal screws to mount the the trunk actuator. There were no instructions for this part included.

I used the Miata.net article for the trunk but the doors were another story. The metal strips provided aren't long enough to mount like the pictures in the Garage articles. I wound up mounting the strips vertically and attaching the actuators on the inside. I didn't have to drill except for running the wiring out of the door and into the body. I couldn't replicate the method of detaching the wiring boot. This kit really needs some decent instructions and better hardware. I was totally on my own to figure out how to make it all work. I also think the kit is overpriced. You could buy the individual components much cheaper. No parts are Miata-specific. I don't regret buying this kit because I learned a lot and really bonded with my car's electrical system. Duetto does recommend professional installation and I agree with them. This is an advanced project for someone who is not afraid to take their car apart, drill holes and cut wires. Good luck!

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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