From memory, the panel pops off fairly easily. The the buttons on that one row are connected with one big connector block. You could try disconnecting it, then just seeing which pin goes high/low when you press it. You might be able to splice something in?That is one way... I'd like to have a (the) locking button probably above the sliding side door the flashing led would be a nice to have as well to locate the button in the dark.
I haven't tried opening the existing button from the dashboard yet.. there will probably be a hundred wires attached to it knowing my luck.!
I'm not sure my ducato has internal sensors?Surely if you do that and your alarm is wired into the CANBUS you won't be able to turn off the internal sensors unless you use the key fob or button on the dash (depending on install).
Just hope you don't need a pee in the night.
That's what I do at the moment.Once we are in for the night I push the locking switch, check that the red light doesn't flash, and go to bed.
In an emergency such as fire we could escape via the barn doors though I admit the door handle is difficult to get at being below mattress level.
Until it drives you mad lighting up the inside of the van.the flashing led would be a nice to have as well to locate the button in the dark.
Run all 3 wires from 2,3,4 to an identical switch then it will operate exactly as the original , surely? I take it that it is a spring loaded switch?Think I have a part solution.
Looking at the Fiat Training manual page 146/187.
Simply running two wires from pins 3 and 4 to a simple on/off switch to an alternate location works as long as the original dashboard switch is left permanantly on.
When second (rear) switch is open the locks are activated. (BECAUSE THE DASHBOARD SWITCH TELLS THEM TO BE.)
When the rear switch is closed the door locks unlock.
Not ideal but a first step maybe.
That's exactly the best solution.Until it drives you mad lighting up the inside of the van.
Run all 3 wires from 2,3,4 to an identical switch then it will operate exactly as the original , surely? I take it that it is a spring loaded switch?
Leave the remote at the rear? That's what I assumed you would do.The remote idea is ok it puts the switching at or near the dashboard switch.
What I want is a permanent switch in the rear area to lock everything up without fumbling around for the key fob or remote fob.
Sorry I wasn't clear I was saying the physical switch mechanism near/behind the dashboard switch and the remote in the habitation area ( or even outside the van).Leave the remote at the rear? That's what I assumed you would do.