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How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby ADUK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:06 am

hi

i have to keep my rear and side doors open for extended periods of time.

ive read a few bits about using a magnet to trick the door sensors into thinking its closed?

where are the latches and/or sensors on both rear and side door, and what do i have to do to make the van think the doors are closed and the lights go off?

thanks
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby loot » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:20 am

Unplug the side door pin.
Use a screwdriver and manually close the rear latch 2 clicks it'll be and the door open, remember to unlatch it before you slam the door though :shock:
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby ADUK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:32 pm

great thanks. i know what you mean with the rear latch, not sure what you mean by unplug the side door pin ill have to take a look at it later.
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby loot » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 pm

There's a plunger pin on the side door closure near the 3 pin contact plate. Inside the van is the hole in the panel that reveals the back of the plunger, you can undo the connector which will break the circuit and make the bcm think the door is closed.
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Long term you can either, tap into these and add a switch that you can link and it can be used to turn off the lights via the locks.
Or you could tap into the lighting circuit and turn them off that way. Might be better to do the locks as it won't flag a faulty bulb to the bcm but I'm not convinced it will anyway. :?

Or just buy led lights and forget about it completely. I have 2 standard led bulbs fitted and 4 12in strip led lights and they can be left on for days.

Yes I have 2 batteries but still.......

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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby hectors-tranny » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:03 pm

I've wired an inline switch into mine so I can turn them off for when the doors stay open.
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:17 pm

I leave my van with he side and back doors open
Just lock it then press the fob once
Bingo front locked back doors wide open
Put a switch on the lights if you wanna
Double bingo
Clickity click
Two fat ladies 8)
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby ADUK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:25 pm

if i manually press that button and try to lock the van, the horn sounds just like it does as if the doors were open?
i did disconnect it but didnt want to try and lock it again due to it being late and i didnt want my van sounding the horn.

ill try it again tomorrow
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby loot » Wed May 01, 2019 12:13 am

The alarm will sound because it still sees the door is open because the contact plate isn't connected when the door is open.
If you are locking the doors with them open I don't see the point.

You can configure the horn not to sound if a door isn't closed when locking.

If you want to have the doors open but the lights go off then what I said is fine.
If you want the front locked but not the back then try opening just the boot.

Leds are the way forward though if it is just a power concern.
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed May 01, 2019 6:34 am

I leave mine like that all the time
Front locked so no one can pinch my sandwiches
And back open to give the tripehounds some air
Hang on ...
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby bigjohnthomas » Wed May 01, 2019 10:00 am

All doors shut
Lock the van
Then press unlock the back on the fob
Back doors open front locked
Easy init ?
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby Gaz-M » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:45 am

loot wrote:The alarm will sound because it still sees the door is open because the contact plate isn't connected when the door is open.
If you are locking the doors with them open I don't see the point.

You can configure the horn not to sound if a door isn't closed when locking.

If you want to have the doors open but the lights go off then what I said is fine.
If you want the front locked but not the back then try opening just the boot.

Leds are the way forward though if it is just a power concern.


Loot how do you configure the alarm not to sound horn when it thinks a door is open? Needed desperately!

IDS required? Is there cheap copies of IDS?
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby loot » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:28 am

It is a configuration item, it is on the mk7 I'm not 100% sure on the mk8.
Elm 327 and forscan is cheap and you can do configuration stuff on that. 8)
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Re: How to trick the rear door and side door close sensors?

Postby Gaz-M » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:15 am

Okay mate I will have a look at them, thanks.
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