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    rear door popper solonoid

    im in the middle of installing the rear door popper ordered from tone (literally.. im sitting in the back of the vx) and cant get the solonoid to activate, i have it mounted and grounded to the tail gate, in my eagerness to see it work i went ahead and wired up the switch and got no response, so i tried connecting to the dome light circuit (easiest to get to) all that did was make my dome light turn off, so i connected directly to the battery (without a switch) and still get nothing...
    grrrrrrrr

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    oh yea, i also tried changing my ground to the ground i used for the pin switch.. and got the same response... none
    (but the pin switch works.. so at least my rear door is protected

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    i removed the solonoid from its mounted position in the door, and got it to work no problem, then once it was installed.. didnt seem to want to work again.. i didnt change any of the wiring when i put it back in

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    have u checked for power and grounding on the wires? i dont have a popper but its probably a good place to start....

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    i went ahead and finished the install and magically with no changes in ground or connections to the solonoid, it worked, so i guess the dome light circuit just doesnt carry enough current to fire it properly.. but it works like a charm now, even when parked downhill

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    Make sure that you are running the solenoid through a relay. Without one, you draw an awful lot of current though a circuit not designed for that amount.
    Scott / moncha.com

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    yep, i wired it using raque thomas's diagram that taps power off the door relay then into a 30amp SPDT relay, for my constant power i just tapped off the power wire for my amps and then used the stock radio power for my switched power since i ran completley new wires for my head unit

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