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Old 02-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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I've begun audio system upgrades.

The battery-top fuse holder from my old car wouldn't fit nicely on under the battery box on the 2012, so I found a plain black plastic fuse holder on Amazon (coincidentally, Littelfuse is located next door to the building I work in).

Littelfuse 298900 ($12.76 on Amazon)

20130218_30D_IMG_0036 by mellephants, on Flickr

20130218_30D_IMG_0037 by mellephants, on Flickr

After reviewing the photos, I noticed the ring terminal on the left isn't seated nicely, so I went out and fixed it. I didn't re-take the pictures, though, because it was dark by then.

20130218_30D_IMG_0040 by mellephants, on Flickr

I just snuck a ring terminal under the OE battery strap, and tucked the 4 AWG into factory wiring channels.

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I still haven't attached it very well, but it doesn't move around too much. I will probably 3M doublesided tape or velcro it to the fuse box lid, unless I think of some better place to hide it. At least it isn't translucent or bright red or anything.

20130218_30D_IMG_0045 by mellephants, on Flickr

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To get the wiring into the car, I went through the fender/doorsill, then under the carpet on the driver's side. This is the only place the wire is visible, which I am not totally happy with, but it didn't require any modifications or cutting of anything. Instead of punching a hole in the factory grommet for this hole, I just removed it. I will source a replacement grommet to cut a hole in, so the original can be installed if the wire is removed later on.

20130218_30D_IMG_0044 by mellephants, on Flickr
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