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ConstantChange 09-06-2010 01:09 AM

Tips Needed: Exterior Door with Alarm Sensor
 
I'm wanting to replace an exterior door that has the sensor that makes the alarm chime when the door opens. I can see the sensor is installed at the top of the door.

My questions are...
How do I disconnect the sensor when removing the door? Will it unplug from the wires? (I haven't removed the trim to get a good look at it yet.)

I assume there is a magnet on the top of the door slab. Do I just remove it off the old door and glue it on to the new door?

Any tips on how to deal with this sensor would be great.

Ron6519 09-06-2010 08:48 PM

One of the components will have two wires attached. Once you expose them, disconnect the wires from the terminals.
Ron

ConstantChange 09-06-2010 09:40 PM

Thanks Ron. I changed out the door tonight. Like you said...two wires. I had to cut them and reconnect them once the new door was in place.


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