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post #1 of 23 Old 02-09-2015, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Door Lock/Unlock Switches

I have a 2011 SS. I upgraded My radio to a My Link and had to eliminate the door lock switches under the radio.
Does anyone know If I need a door lock/unlock switch inside the car?
I was randomly talking to a mechanic and he said I needed them for PA inspection. Does anyone know if this is true? I have been searching since he said that and I have come up with nothing yet.
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2011 door lock switches are under the radio? my 2012 are on the door ... that's different ... I could see the door lock switches as being required especially if the doors still lock automatically as you start to move

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2011 door lock switches are under the radio? my 2012 are on the door ... that's different ... I could see the door lock switches as being required especially if the doors still lock automatically as you start to move
Yup, right under the Hazards:
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Below is a link to a .pdf that details the requirements for a passenger car or light duty truck in the state in PA to pass inspection. If it isn't listed there then you won't have to have it to pass inspection. I looked it over and didn't see anything but honestly I got bored pretty quickly and fell asleep...lol

http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms...ubchapterE.pdf
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Below is a link to a .pdf that details the requirements for a passenger car or light duty truck in the state in PA to pass inspection. If it isn't listed there then you won't have to have it to pass inspection. I looked it over and didn't see anything but honestly I got bored pretty quickly and fell asleep...lol

http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms...ubchapterE.pdf
Thank you I'll give it a look. I could use a good nap
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In all my years of getting inspections done here in PA, I never ran across the requirement that "door locks" had to be operable.

I agree with Envy and went looking...

What I found was stated as follows: Doors - A vehicle specified under this subchapter
shall be equipped with doors of a type used as
original equipment. The doors shall open and
close securely unless the vehicle has been
manufactured or modified to the extent that there
is no roof or side.


I think the words "open and close securely" were misinterpreted to mean that the locks have to operate. I would disagree with this interpretation. Closing "securely" simply means that the latches hold the door closed.

I got concurrence from a friend of mine that operates an inspection station. "Door Locks are NOT part of the inspection.

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In all my years of getting inspections done here in PA, I never ran across the requirement that "door locks" had to be operable.

I agree with Envy and went looking...

What I found was stated as follows: Doors - A vehicle specified under this subchapter
shall be equipped with doors of a type used as
original equipment. The doors shall open and
close securely unless the vehicle has been
manufactured or modified to the extent that there
is no roof or side.


I think the words "open and close securely" were misinterpreted to mean that the locks have to operate. I would disagree with this interpretation. Closing "securely" simply means that the latches hold the door closed.

I got concurrence from a friend of mine that operates an inspection station. "Door Locks are NOT part of the inspection.
Thank You!
I don't really miss the switch because I never used it anyway. But as soon as the wife heard it "might not be legal" well I had to find out for sure.
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Thank You!
I don't really miss the switch because I never used it anyway. But as soon as the wife heard it "might not be legal" well I had to find out for sure.
do understand the 'wife' part...very good...lol...!!!

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Yup, right under the Hazards:
well dang, yes there are

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Thank You!
I don't really miss the switch because I never used it anyway. But as soon as the wife heard it "might not be legal" well I had to find out for sure.
and thereby I can see why you never used them ... obviously, I don't either

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