2009 Silverado, adding power door locks and maybe windows?

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by watchman, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. watchman

    watchman New Member


    So last year when I picked up my truck I wanted to pay cash and not finance anything. The only way I could do that and have 4x4 was to go very basic with a "fleet" truck.

    I could trade in, with discounts and whatnot I'd still have to pay up about $5K which I just don't want to do. However the thought of having a bigger engine with fuel management is nice and the interiors are better too but all I really want is power door locks and if possible the front windows. No real need for the windows though.

    It occurred to me I could maybe find a couple of doors to cannibalize for the door locks but what about the actual install. I do intend on having a decent alarm installed as well but my concerns are getting the mechanics and electrical in place for the door locks.

    So, what am I looking at here? Is it even feasible?

    Thanks for any input.

    Mods, please move for me? Sorry for posting in the wrong section
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  2. mhevezi

    mhevezi Rockstar


    Power Door Locks are easy. I added them to my 2004 Silverado WT and it took about 2 hours. You can get kits from e-bay for under $100 and they come with remotes and everything you need. The actuators come with the kits, and once you figure out a good place to mount them, it's very straightforward. If you can install a stereo, you can add power locks to your truck.

    Never tackled the power window, or door swap. Good luck with that, and keep us posted.
  3. montyss

    montyss New Member

    Its possible to do .... I upgraded my truck 2009 GMC RCSB which has the true truck dash and power windows, heated mirrors to the power fold DL3 with turn signal & heated mirrors with a wiring change & programming. The harness just plugs in at the end of the dash and in the lower kick panels . I have the old door harness and window switches from my truck if you are interested in them . They should match your door panels and be the correct ones...
    The only other thing you will need is the door catch that has the power lock on it for the power locks to function ,
  4. jamesinreddeer

    jamesinreddeer New Member

    Hi there I've been going through an exorbinant amount of wasted time and money with a 2010 2500 crew cab wt . Following the advice of a wrecker i set out to do a /(the?) power lock window conversion using stock parts from a pickup. It was an lt, but same everything else. Long story short switched out all the parts after wrecker said it would work then took it to the lovely and helpful people at Red Deer Pontiac (not!) Here these gm techs and service people actually screwed me harder than the first guy. Cause they said it can be done (i think they are supposed to discourage stuff like on that year ) they said it just needed to have the bcm flashed and it would work (which i am leaning towards it can't period on this generation wt ) So they call me i go in and they say ya the tech says all you need now is a new dash harness, not don't do it it cant be just thats all it needs. So I'm stupid enough to obtain a dash harness this one is same everything except it ltz. Everything likely plugs in for the entire dash but one junction located near the engine the ltz plug has like 30 wires and its going to like 7 wires on my wt . Its all for like engine related things too not even you know a push button 4x4 its all basic engine functions even though same 6 litre engine so idk. i think ill have to put it all the way back to crank windows and get an aftermarket kit once I'm all the way back to square one ! Any thoughts would be extremely appreciated !!
  5. xPosTech

    xPosTech Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's a four year old thread. You should start a new thread. Use a descriptive title like problems upgrading to remote keyless entry 2010 2500.


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