Wolf Miata Power Door Locks

[3/13/2005] Reviewed by: Hal McGee - wmcgee@triad.rr.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Wolf Miata Power Door Locks with Remote Highly recommend but difficult to install. Must drill two holes in each door.

I just finished installing the Wolf Miata Power Door locks with remote. This is a professional system and all components were supplied. You will need a crimping tool to properly attach the clips to the wires. This system has two modules, one for the door locks and one for the remote. Excellent instructions were included as well. I installed this with power windows during the evenings in the past week. A lot of disassembly of the doors and some disassembly of the dash is necessary. The hardest part is routing the wires around the fan unit and through the sidewalls. I ended up unbolting the fan unit and unplugging the rubber boot from the side wall. The boots were hardest to reattach. I used ty-wraps to mount the wiring to the existing harness and both velcro and tywraps to mount to the steering column sleeve. I did not find adjusting the drivers door too difficult. Remote works at a good distance for me. Instructions are excellent. Templates for locating holes to drill were spot on. Hole lined up perfectly. I checked with each bracket before drilling.

Disconnect the battery. Vacuum footwells thoroughly before starting. Remote unit has many functions which aren't covered in Wolf Miata's instructions and I did not attempt to use. These are ignition interrupt, flash lights on lock, and valet mode. Having to mount two units is a bit more difficult. Also, there is a lot of wire, I straightened out the wires in groups and used small ty-wraps to bundle the wire and attach to the existing harness. I mounted red light and valet button to the blank off plate on the center console. Do not mount the push rod attaching clamp to the crook in the door lock push rod. It must be mounted to the straight part between the door and the crimp in the push rod. I tried the crook and it is just enough of an angle to not work. All parts necessary were included. Some people in the forum have complained about missing parts, but that was not my experience. I lost one of the sheet metal screws but went to the local hardware and found a replacement. You have to put wire clips onto the ignition wires. This took serious clamping force and I ended up using some long handle plumbing pliers I have to generate enough force to drive clip through the insulation.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

[6/29/2003] Reviewed by: Michael Grossie - mhgrossie@cox.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Wolf Miata Power Door Locks

Rating 8.5 out of 10. About 12 hours to install all components. Recommend! Customer Service, and shipping time were excellent, considering that this comes from the UK.

Power Door Locks – The instructions for the Miata are relatively clear. They provide good suggestions on running the wiring. A five-conductor cable is run to both doors for the lock mechanism. On the Driver’s side all five conductor are used. Basically the Driver’s side lock controls the Passenger side lock. On the Passenger side the five-conductor cable is run, but only two are used. Connectors must be attached to the cables to connect to the door locks. These are not the “common” type crimp connectors, as they fit into a plastic housing. I crimped them and soldered them to give me a good physical and electrical connection. Adjusting the locking rods did take some time – especially on the Passenger side door. Suggestion for the power connection is a white wire on the ignition switch plug. I was concerned about anything getting power from this point.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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