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I want to add electric windows and Central Locking to my 1996 Rover 1.1 , I have got all the parts for the doors, do I need a different main wiring loom?
 

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You just need new door looms. But look at www.metropower.co.uk how to guides and they have covered the whole conversion and pictures too. If you get the stuff I can happily do it for you in 2 hours as your local.
 

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According to the Haynes manual you can hack into the purple wire that powers the interior light/radio memory, which is how rover do it on cars that already come with lecky windows and central locking, if you have a lecky cig lighter use the negative on that circuit, black wire....thats how i did my central locking
 

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According to the Haynes manual you can hack into the purple wire that powers the interior light/radio memory, which is how rover do it on cars that already come with lecky windows and central locking, if you have a lecky cig lighter use the negative on that circuit, black wire....thats how i did my central locking
why do that, the E/W output are on the back of ALL k-series Metro & 100 fusebox's, easy

when I got my e/w i removed the dash from the scrap metro too, its take about 10 minutes if you know where the bolts are before hand, and then I cut the whole loom out and stripped the e/w wires from it and pluged them into mine, it ment I was longer at the scrappy buy about 20 minutes but the was plug and play when I got the stuff home.
 

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why do that, the E/W output are on the back of ALL k-series Metro & 100 fusebox's, easy

when I got my e/w i removed the dash from the scrap metro too, its take about 10 minutes if you know where the bolts are before hand, and then I cut the whole loom out and stripped the e/w wires from it and pluged them into mine, it ment I was longer at the scrappy buy about 20 minutes but the was plug and play when I got the stuff home.
I didnt know that! Is it that easy to remove the dash/fuse box?
does anyone know if you can retrofit oneof those after market electric windows to a rover 100 metro
 

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You can but they stick out due to the spindle of the Metro/100 been so far away from the door. My GSI had rear electric windows which wear a kit and they worked great.
 

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You can but they stick out due to the spindle of the Metro/100 been so far away from the door. My GSI had rear electric windows which wear a kit and they worked great.
Im wanting to put 'em on the front, will it look awful? am i better of waitin for some to come up on ebay from off a rover100
 

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get the Rover kit, its made for the job,

other stuff it fits all fits nothing, ie alot of bodges.

dash is easy to remove, 4 torx bolts either end, 3 screws up top, 2 near the gear stick, then rip it out of the scrapper, then 2 8mm bolts for the fuse box and a hell of alot of connectors to undo. i've done this about 10-15 times now and its so much easier having the full kit when it comes to refit.
 
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