Flexiglass Canopies

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The locking system is currently available to suit the Tradesman, Premier, Tray Top and Combo types of Flexiglass canopies, made before and after June 2012 when Flexiglass changed the style of windows however the locking kits do not suit the Flexisport, Smooth, Worksmart or Workezy types of Flexiglass canopies.

There are different configurations of the kit available, for 1,2, or 3 windows, & with or without a remote control . All these are available in the online shop.

The locking kits that we sell without a remote control can be connected to the central locking of the vehicle, this requires the installation of 2 relays, these relays are not supplied as part of the kit and will have to be supplied by the installer, it is recommended that an auto electrician install this option as the electrical systems of modern vehicles are very sensitive to any extra load. We do not supply a wiring diagram with these kits.

Depending on the kit purchased some of the following installation guide may not apply as this guide is written for a Flexiglass Kit 1 which is to suit a Flexiglass Tradesman, Premier, & Tray Top Canopy made after June 2012 with 3 windoors including Remote Control, & Protection Bracket Kit.

Flexiglass Canopy Installation Guide

1.Check contents of package as shown in picture below which consist of

6 Actuators

4 Brackets marked side

2 Brackets marked rear

1 Control box and mounting bracket

2 Remotes

1 Wire loom with plug to controller

12 8g x 12 self drill screws

12 3.5mm pop rivets

1 Flexiglass PB Kit 1 (6 Protection Brackets + 12 8g x 12 screws)

2.Suggested materials you may need

Pop rivet gun
3.5mm pop rivet drill
3mm automotive wire 10 Amp
10mm loom tube and or 25×16 Electrical duct
5mm automotive wire 15Amp
Crimp tool for red insulated terminals

Female red bullet connectors

3.Installation

(Note if you are unsure of these steps please refer to the picture gallery at www.canopylocks.com.au or watch our video on youtube)

(1) Open side window. Select location for bracket marked side (close to handle but leave enough room so as not to interfere with movement of handle, and making allowance for the protection bracket  to be installed. Drill two holes through the bracket and into the window frame with a 3.5mm pop rivet drill and install the bracket on to the top of the lip on the window frame with the lip on the bracket facing up using the pop rivets supplied.

(2) Where the bracket is now installed place an actuator on the window frame under the bracket with the actuator pin extended upwards and line up the pin to the center of the hole in the bracket and the shoulder on the pin to the underside of the bracket. Now push the pin of the actuator fully down to make sure that the top of the pin clears so the window can be opened. Secure actuator to window frame using the 2 of the 8g x 12 screws.

Note: The hole in the bracket may have to be enlarged to ensure that the pin moves freely with the window handle in the open or closed position. This can be done by using a file to make the hole larger. The bracket can also be bent up or down to ensure the actuator pin engages with the pin when locked and clears the bracket when unlocked.

(3) Repeat step 1 & 2 for all 4 side window handles.

(4) Hold actuator on rear window frame as near as possible to the window handle but not as to interfere with the handle movement, and making allowance for the protection bracket  to be installed. Then place and mark the position of the small bracket (marked rear) on the frame of the window making sure the lip of the bracket is facing towards the actuator, so if the window closes with the actuator in the locked position the bracket will push the pin into the actuator. Drill the two holes for pop rivets and mount small bracket using supplied pop rivets.

(5) With the rear window closed and the handle in the closed position line up the actuator with the pin extended so the shoulder on the pin is to the underside and in the center of the bracket and screw actuator onto window frame using 2 8g x 12 self drill screws.

(6) Repeat step 4 & 5 for other side of rear window.

(7) Mount controller anywhere in cabin (this is important for ease of accessibility in the event of unforeseen failure). Referring to the wiring diagram, run a 15amp cable to the controller from a positive power source and connect the black wire to a negative, then run 2 wires 1 blue, 1 green from the controller to the first actuator and then loop wires to all other actuators. We found it easiest to run cables in loom tube to inside the canopy and then run a piece of 25x 16 duct under the window frame from front to rear on each side of the canopy holding it in place with double sided tape and some dobs of silicone. Make sure the duct does not interfere with the movement of the pin, however loom tube could be used instead of the plastic duct. Connect all actuators to cabling using female bullet connectors and then connect power to controller. Brown and white wires at controller are only used if optional lock/unlock switch is installed.

(8) Operate remote controller and make sure all actuator pins travel in the same direction at the same time and when the lock button is pressed all the pins are in the locked position. If the pins are not traveling in the same direction then reverse the connections to each actuator that in travelling in the opposite direction.

Protection Brackets

Mount a Protection Bracket over the top of the side window actuator and mark the position for holes to be drilled through the bracket. Drill one hole at each end of the bracket with a 4.5mm drill, then screw the bracket onto the window frame using the screws supplied making sure that the bracket does not interfere with the movement of the handle.

Repeat for all other actuators.

OPTIONAL LOCK/UNLOCK SWITCH IN CABIN

A switch can be mounted inside the cabin similar to the central locking switch for the cabin. To install this switch follow the wiring diagram provided. Note no switch is supplied for this option.