Central Locking

Fitting central locking in the A30

I decided to fit central locking to my Austin A30 because the lock was on the wrong side of the road for our country. First of all, the door of an Austin A30 is very narrow, the only place to put it, whilst retaining the original doorcard is underneath the window. This requires an extra pivot point, I have some pictures and dimensions if you are interested. I puchased a universal central locking set. This set comes with two solenoids that you have to wire (with 4 wires) to a central electronics block.

General tips

Use plenty of isolation tape where the wiring goes though the door
Use a snug fitting rubber gromit
Wire a (hidden) switch to the manual override in case the remote dies.