When you own a car with shaved off door handles, you tend to get used to people asking, “How do you get into your car with no handles?” Well, the answers usually vary and the way your vehicle is designed can limit your options. If you’re fortunate enough to have power windows, you can set up your windows to roll down to allow you to open the doors from the inside; you could also set up the doors to pop open as a backup.

If you own a basic car, then a Pop Door Kit would be the way to go. It’s more economical and it’s a must if you do not want to lock yourself out of your vehicle. Manufactures like AutoLoc have developed kits especially for these modification needs. After talking to AutoLoc about project HellDorado, they stepped up and offered us a chance to check out their shaved pop door kit as a solution.

A 4 Function 50 Lbs Remote Shaved Door Popper Kit was all that we needed for our ride. AutoLoc’s kits allow you to open your doors by remote or button and they come with your choice of high torque door popper solenoids or actuators, guaranteed to open the toughest of doors. All shaved door handle popper systems include detailed instructions, friendly tech support, a 1/16 stainless steel pre-stretched door popper cable, wiring, mounting hardware, shaved door cable guide, aluminum crimps, emergency door popper backup button, two long range code rolling remotes, and a limited lifetime warranty.

Now follow along, as Mario from Kulture Design installs AutoLoc’s shaved handle door kit on a suicide door Cadillac.

<center><strong>1</strong>. This Eldo was ready for Autoloc.</center><strong>2</strong>. The AutoLoc kit that we used included a pop trunk kit.<strong>3</strong>. Mario started by checking the throw on the trunk latch.<strong>4</strong>. After measuring the cable on the trunk solenoid, we knew that it would work for our trunk.<strong>5</strong>. We used the vacuum release and cut it to make it work efficiently with the electric actuator.<strong>6</strong>. The old vacuum release was now modernized and was going to operate with electricity.<strong>7</strong>. The actuator needed to be bolted onto to the trunk lid.<strong>8</strong>. Once the trunk latch was on, the power wire needed to be fed through the skeleton of the trunk lid.<strong>9</strong>. A quick disconnect was incorporated to allow us to remove the trunk lid in future events.<strong>10</strong>. The trunk lid will now open using the shaved door kit.<strong>11</strong>. Mario started on the doors.<strong>12</strong>. A few pilot holes were run in order to route the electrical wires through the doors.<strong>13</strong>. The same process will be done to the door.<strong>14</strong>. The actuator needed to be bolted onto the door.<strong>15</strong>. Here's a look from the inside of the door with the AutoLoc actuator in place.<strong>16</strong>. With the actuator in place, it was time to wire it up.<strong>17</strong>. The routed wire was zip tied to the door to keep it secure from any moving parts that might snag it.<strong>18</strong>. Mario worked on finishing the wiring for the actuator.<strong>19</strong>. The same process was repeated on the second door.<strong>20</strong>. Once the doors were equipped with the actuators, it was time to run the wires to the brain or computer that will operate the system.<strong>21</strong>. Everything usually works better when you follow directions. In this case, the detailed instructions made the prewiring easy to install.<strong>22</strong>. The relays and remote antenna were ready to be installed.<strong>23</strong>. We tucked everything under the dash so the wiring would be clean and not visible.<strong>24</strong>. With no wiring in the vehicle, we set up the AutoLoc system to be incorporated to whatever type of wiring we decide to install.<strong>25</strong>. After powering up the AutoLoc system, the doors were ready to pop open from the use of a remote!