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  • Door locks - 72 240 - will LockSmart Door Lock Set (DL47010) fit?

    Does anyone have any experience with the LockSmart Door Lock Set (DL47010) for a 240?

    The tabs on my original locks are too worn to move the arm enough to actuate the lock. Replacements seem to be out of stock everywhere, but I found another forum where a couple of owners had used 81 Maxima locks, or they substituted for this lock set. It looks like it will fit, haven't found a Canadian source yet, but the US auto stores have them online for $15US + shipping. I'll contact NAPA to see if they carry them, but wondering if anyone has tried this?

    Otherwise, I'm reassembling the doors on my Z, finally got the latches to work smoothly after soaking for a day in parts cleaner, then brushing, etc. The mechanisms barely moved at the start. A little brushing and some lube and they work perfectly. I only wish that I had the same result from the lock cylinder.

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    Screen Shot 2022-01-25 at 9.16.32 AM.png
    Here's what they look like - no dimensions, but promising.....

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    • #3
      No luck with NAPA - they listed the locks, but their warehouse lists it as obsolete. I tried the usual online places, no stock, finally found them in the US,,shown as Intermotor Door Lock Kit DL16 so I ordered them - fingers crossed. About $53 Cdn with shipping charges. I'll report back when they arrive.

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      • #4
        Still waiting for the door locks to arrive, but in the meantime I installed the actuators for the electric locks (I'm not sure if I should thank Eric for suggesting this, just one more "ya might as well"). Cheap and simple. There's not much clearance for the actuators but the window clears them so I think it will be fine. The most difficult part is dealing with the wiring, but still pretty basic. The kit includes 2 key fobs and connects to the turn signals and the horn. All for $45. Wow. But I also want the manual key as a backup (belt and suspenders engineering). I'll have to remove the actuators to install the keyed locks, but that's just a couple of screws.
        Feb 2 electric lock 1.jpg

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        • #5
          New door locks arrived - look great Jan 26 door 3.jpg :

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          • #6
            Better yet, they fit perfectly, the body slides into the cutouts on the door, left and right, no mods required. And they work!
            Jan 26 door 4.jpg

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            • #7
              I declare this door lock post closed. I'm happy with the result.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DAT240 View Post
                Still waiting for the door locks to arrive, but in the meantime I installed the actuators for the electric locks (I'm not sure if I should thank Eric for suggesting this, just one more "ya might as well"). Cheap and simple. There's not much clearance for the actuators but the window clears them so I think it will be fine. The most difficult part is dealing with the wiring, but still pretty basic. The kit includes 2 key fobs and connects to the turn signals and the horn. All for $45. Wow. But I also want the manual key as a backup (belt and suspenders engineering). I'll have to remove the actuators to install the keyed locks, but that's just a couple of screws.
                Feb 2 electric lock 1.jpg
                i've had a kit and planed to do this but been almost 2 years now still haven't got around to it. thanks for the re-motivation.

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                • #9
                  Frankly the hardest part is dealing with the wires - need matching holes in the door and door frame with grommets. Very satisfying when you push the button and the doors lock. Go for it!

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                  • #10
                    Next up for me is to add a solenoid to the rear hatch lock.
                    Eric Zondervan
                    72 240Z
                    54 Chevy 3100 pickup
                    91 Nissan Figaro
                    11 Sierra 4X4
                    17 Nissan Juke Nismo
                    18 Audi SQ5
                    18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                    17 Yamaha FZ-10
                    65 Honda Moped

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                    • #11
                      Solenoid for rear hatch - interesting! Please post when you do that.

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                      • #12
                        Natural rubber tubing or thin wall silicone tubing works well to run the wires through for protection.

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                        • #13
                          This weekend I reassembled both doors - door sashes, windows, whatever.
                          I learned 3 things:
                          1. I never want to do that again
                          2. You can't install the sashes (the SS window frame) in the door if the window is installed - the sash won't pass between the window and the door mechanisms
                          3. Install the electric door lock actuators at the end of everything. I discovered that I had a clearance issue with the window and had to remount the actuators.
                          But the good news is that the actuators will fit and it is actually pretty simple. This photo shows the position that works well.

                          Feb 27 door lock 2.jpg

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