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running wires through firewall #228459 Jul 21, 10:01am Jul 21, 10:01am
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running wires through firewall
how to do it? i couldnt find any spots,engine is so crammed in there

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: sickcelica696] #228460 Jul 21, 10:09am Jul 21, 10:09am
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there is a rubber groumet .. on the driver side. . lay in there upside down with a flash light.. . its right near the middle of the car. . along the top. .. just use a coat hanger.

fish from the inside out.. . its too hard to get it in the from the engine --> inside..


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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Mp3Supply] #228461 Jul 21, 10:57am Jul 21, 10:57am
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If you use the coat hanger, put some electrical tape on the tip. That will prevent it from digging into a wire. Its pretty easy getting stuff through.

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #228462 Jul 21, 10:59am Jul 21, 10:59am
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i had to make a cut in that rubber stuff and then like ya'll said just just some wire hanger or any wire to get it through. Need a flashlight definately

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: RaptorGTS] #228463 Jul 21, 11:04am Jul 21, 11:04am
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or you could take screwdriver to pry it open just enough to make space for the wire to get though...

don't forgt that rubber groment, to get to it you'd have to take off the driverside wheel well plastics happywink tongue


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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Erick] #228464 Jul 21, 11:54am Jul 21, 11:54am
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Ok i have to questions:
(a friend is gonna help me do them)
1) I want to wire my radar detector and its at the top of my windshield...what hole should i go through to get to the engine/battery? And what kind of wire should i use for the radar detector?

2) I want to wire both my footwell neons AND make a switch for them...Do i just connect both wires under the drivers side firwire/wall and hook them to the battery? And how do i go about making a switch for them to turn on and off?

Thanks a lot wave

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: sickcelica696] #228465 Jul 21, 1:33pm Jul 21, 1:33pm
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Easier then it looks! theres a small rubber stopper about the size of a small fist that comes out into the engine compartment just to the left of the battery. pop it out, then your gold!

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: RaptorGTS] #228466 Jul 21, 1:43pm Jul 21, 1:43pm
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Originally Posted by RaptorGTS
i had to make a cut in that rubber stuff and then like ya'll said just just some wire hanger or any wire to get it through. Need a flashlight definately


^^^ i did the same thing


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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: bmw52786] #228467 Jul 21, 2:46pm Jul 21, 2:46pm
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Wire your radar detector into the cigarette lighter wiring. That way it's hooked up to the ignition. You can leave the detector on and it will turn on and off with the key.

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: goose42] #228468 Jul 21, 4:07pm Jul 21, 4:07pm
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yeah it's easy stuff man, just open your eyes and look. There are 1 or 2 other locations as well on passanger side


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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Polykarb] #228469 Jul 21, 4:17pm Jul 21, 4:17pm
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anyone have a guide on how to wire the radar detector to the cigarette lighter? how do you go about doing that, i want to do it tomorrow when my radar detector gets in thumbsup

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: hkysk8r86] #228470 Jul 21, 5:51pm Jul 21, 5:51pm
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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
anyone have a guide on how to wire the radar detector to the cigarette lighter? how do you go about doing that, i want to do it tomorrow when my radar detector gets in thumbsup


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This is actually for the cigarette lighter power with the key off. Need to solder the wires to the connectors on the cigarette lighter that go from the lighter to the fuse box. It would just be easier to run the detector off the outside of the cigarette lighter, but if you have more stuff like cell phones and stuff, go for it. Good luck! thumbsup


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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: hkysk8r86] #228471 Jul 21, 5:52pm Jul 21, 5:52pm
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here is a pic of the gromet in the firewall.
btw the gromet is the black circle that has the two steel lines running right past it. its right about in the middle of the pic. thumbsup

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Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Rick] #228472 Jul 21, 8:32pm Jul 21, 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by Rick
2) I want to wire both my footwell neons AND make a switch for them...Do i just connect both wires under the drivers side firwire/wall and hook them to the battery? And how do i go about making a switch for them to turn on and off?


There are many ways to wire a switch, depending on what type of switch. For the simpliest switch, take the powers and run them to the power side of the switch and run another wire to a power source and attach to the same side of the switch. Then take the grounds and attach to ground side and run a wire from there to a ground source.

You can also run power directly to the neons and use the switch to control only the ground, or vise versa.

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: celimangts17] #228473 Jul 23, 2:59pm Jul 23, 2:59pm
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Originally Posted by celimangts17
here is a pic of the gromet in the firewall.
btw the gromet is the black circle that has the two steel lines running right past it. its right about in the middle of the pic. thumbsup


So just run wires around the lines? cause ive got a lot of wires...

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: Mp3Supply] #228474 Jul 23, 4:29pm Jul 23, 4:29pm
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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
there is a rubber groumet .. on the driver side. . lay in there upside down with a flash light.. . its right near the middle of the car. . along the top. .. just use a coat hanger.

fish from the inside out.. . its too hard to get it in the from the engine --> inside..

thats what i used for the power for my amp

Re: running wires through firewall [Re: sickcelica696] #228475 Jul 23, 4:44pm Jul 23, 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
Originally Posted by celimangts17
here is a pic of the gromet in the firewall.
btw the gromet is the black circle that has the two steel lines running right past it. its right about in the middle of the pic. thumbsup


So just run wires around the lines? cause ive got a lot of wires...

yeah you should have enough room to run them over the pipes. they are not really that big. other side of the gromet is under the steering column thumbsup


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