06-05-2005, 04:32 PM
hey im puttingh some toggle switches on my console and i need a way to power them. whats yhe best way to run a wire from the battery to the sihfter console. im trying to find a way to drill a hole through the fire wall but i cant find any open spots considering how cramped the duratec is.
06-05-2005, 04:37 PM
I think you can run a wire to an unused fuse maybe?
Otherwise, here's a bump... I'm not real good at wiring[duh]
06-05-2005, 05:41 PM
well i already got a wire connected straight to the batterny, im just trying to figure out a way to get it through the firewall and into my console.
06-05-2005, 07:06 PM
well i no people are going to say that this is a bad way to run wire but i have had no prob. from the batt. go through the fender cut a x into one of the black plastic covers in the side of the car. (open your door and look at the side near the fender. the hole will lead into the car) near the kick panel. u will have to take the kick panel off. from there you can run it under the carpet. well it worked for me. just remember to use wire loom. im so big i cant get anywhere in the engine bay so this is what i did
06-05-2005, 07:53 PM
If you hook something to the battery, will it be on always and sap the battery, or only on with the ignition, etc?
06-05-2005, 08:16 PM
no if its connect to a toggle or some other kinda of switch, you can break the circuit thereby not draining the battery, but if theres no switch, yes it will drain.
06-07-2005, 03:07 PM
Not sure if running straight to battery is a good idea, but more power to you, if that is what you want.
You can run the wire up at the top, by the bottom of the windshiled, wehere the vents are... Passenger side is best.
06-07-2005, 06:10 PM
nuttn wrong with running it from the batt. as long as you use a inline fuse
06-07-2005, 08:55 PM
yeah there is an inline fuse, but where would i atually drill without killing anything important lol, please say you have pictures lol
06-08-2005, 07:29 AM
well i didn,t drill a hole. i ouldn,t get my hands through the engine bay. like i said i ran tru the fender n door jamb
06-08-2005, 04:51 PM
On the 2005 there is a 20 or 30 amp fuse used for heated seats [Check your owner's manual for the fuse #] - if you didn't get heated seats on your car, use that fuse - just strip about 1/2" of your wire and wrap it around the fuse and put it back in :D problem solved!
That's what I did on my aftermarket fogs, and it worked great - I'm gonna tap into it for all of the interior LED wiring I do :D
06-12-2005, 08:36 AM
go throught the steering there is a hole there and all you need to make the wire go through is a coat hanger and some tape i did this for my neons and for my amp hook up