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Daughter complained yesterday she couldn't unlock driver's door with key or inner handle but could do it from center console switch or passenger door.

Thought it was driver's door key tumbler finally giving up the ghost, BUT I WAS WRONG it was door latch and electric actuator assembly. After searching my stash of spares trying to remember where that new used less than 6000 miles door latch was from my 91L salvage car I found it. I thank the Alfa gods that it had to be within my 2500 plus square foot house somewhere.

While I was changing it decided to add a Girl's Safety Feature (GSF) for her. I cut into brown-white wire from driver's door actuator inside door and added a cut out toggle switch so only driver's door will unlock with driver's door key (all doors will unlock from passenger side). I already had added this feature to my car about 10 years ago. Now her car works almost like her Mom's Jeep in that if toggle switch in off postion only driver's door will open. Now to open rest of doors you have to hit center console button or toggle switch. Not quite as handy as a second click on the key fob but mightly close. This should standard option for safety of loved ones.

I routed toggle switch wires so switch is in driver's door pocket area right under arm rest and hidden from view.
 

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Daughter complained yesterday she couldn't unlock driver's door with key or inner handle but could do it from center console switch or passenger door.

Thought it was driver's door key tumbler finally giving up the ghost, BUT I WAS WRONG it was door latch and electric actuator assembly. After searching my stash of spares trying to remember where that new used less than 6000 miles door latch was from my 91L salvage car I found it. I thank the Alfa gods that it had to be within my 2500 plus square foot house somewhere.

While I was changing it decided to add a Girl's Safety Feature (GSF) for her. I cut into brown-white wire from driver's door actuator inside door and added a cut out toggle switch so only driver's door will unlock with driver's door key (all doors will unlock from passenger side). I already had added this feature to my car about 10 years ago. Now her car works almost like her Mom's Jeep in that if toggle switch in off postion only driver's door will open. Now to open rest of doors you have to hit center console button or toggle switch. Not quite as handy as a second click on the key fob but mightly close. This should standard option for safety of loved ones.

I routed toggle switch wires so switch is in driver's door pocket area right under arm rest and hidden from view.
Clever. I personally am a visual person. Pictures? :)
I would love to set up my alarm to make this function work. Already set up to lock when car starts.

Makes me think what more can I do to my car?

Ciao!
Jason
 

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Patient has been closed up and daughter driving car. But picture this - remove lower door panel, locate multiple connectors in bottom door opening below arm rest area behind lower door panel pocket. Locate brown-white wire. Cut wire, splice in toggle switch with wires long enough to come up and over lower door panel so switch accessible under bottom of arm rest but inside door panel pocket.

Here is picture of my car with a push button switch under arm rest (used toggle switch on Quik Silver).

Also see wiring diagran showing brown-white wire at connector G168 in driver's door.
 

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Patient has been closed up and daughter driving car. But picture this - remove lower door panel, locate multiple connectors in bottom door opening below arm rest area behind lower door panel pocket. Locate brown-white wire. Cut wire, splice in toggle switch with wires long enough to come up and over lower door panel so switch accessible under bottom of arm rest but inside door panel pocket.

Here is picture of my car with a push button switch under arm rest (used toggle switch on Quik Silver).

Also see wiring diagran showing brown-white wire at connector G168 in driver's door.
Cool, thx Steve
 

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So, the idea is to have the key to open just the drivers door? What the advantage to that?
 

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Think about it.
 

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Advantage is Safety for driver (aka loved one) by not unlocking all doors in a dark parking lot/garage or shopping mall when she/he is out alone. Our Grand Cherokee Jeep has that safety feature.

On our Jeep if you hit key fob once only driver's door unlocks but hit twice it will unlock all doors or hit lock/unlock button on arm rest to unlock rest of doors. On 164 with my MOD you can hit lock/unlock button on center console to unlock remaining doors or hit add on switch under armrest.

I have heard of cases where a perpetrator can be waiting on passenger side for driver to unlock doors and then get into car before driver can relock doors.

Can be a dangerous world out there. We have our daughter trained to only unlock driver's door and relock it as soon as she is in car.
 

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That is an excellent mod, thanks for posting it.
Charles
 
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