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04-11-2013 02:09 AM
mister_eff Besbro or Pilot,
Do you have pictures of what you did?

Thanks
02-25-2013 10:43 PM
RS-wagon I drilled the hole for my speaker wire, lock actuators, and accent lighting, right though the center of the plug. But it was in my 01 LX. I did the same with my 03 ZTW wagon. The LX wasn't hard as I only had a few wires going to the plug. Now power locks or windows. The wagon which had power everything I had to take alittle extra care. Easiest way to drill them is to remove them from the car. The door side is easy. The car side requires getting into the inner body behind the kick panel.

Tim
02-18-2013 08:54 PM
Pilot
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Originally Posted by freemind View Post
No, I ran it at 16ga.

At this point it is totally up to you.

If you do drill it, post up pics and write a tutorial. You get Rep points for that kind of stuff.
You don't have to drill it the best way to go is to use a drimmel and just cut out a small half moon just to the side of the molex for the wire to pass just to the side of the plugg. Just pull the molex out towards the door so as not to damage it. The molex plugg will come out far enough to be out of the way with out splitting the pluggs.
02-18-2013 08:42 PM
Pilot It doesn't screw apart it is a butt seal and has to be released with a flat blade screwdriver or small knife. but be carefull it is easy to break and boy what a mess!
02-18-2013 08:36 PM
Pilot
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Originally Posted by Besbro View Post
Anyone know how to get to the molex plug from the inside of the car?
It comes out from the door side you need a small flat blade knife or screw driver to release the latches on the molex
02-18-2013 08:32 PM
Pilot
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Originally Posted by Besbro View Post
Bump. Please Help! Anyone know?
Hey their, I just pulled the mulex on the passangers side it comes out from the door side but what a terd it is. mine is a gen 3 2013 hatch behind the hole the molex is in is a lott of insullation and foam it took a close hanger to get through it and a lot of force if the glove box wood come out it wood be a piece of cake but I couldn't get it out. One thing is for sure this thing is put together really well.
12-01-2012 12:43 PM
Besbro What color is the factory speaker wire inside the door? I am guessing It is black like at the factory plug that plugs into the factory speaker?
11-30-2012 05:10 PM
mitchv
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In my head that would create a bottleneck at the stock wire? Freemind, you are really running 300 watts RMS this way? If that is the case then maybe I am worrying for nothing.
not really a bottleneck, Dont think of electricity as a flowing liquid, the wire droping in size like that just increases the resistance a wee bit, probably a hardly noticable amount. Just make sure when you splice into the stock wiring that it is a good connection inside the car and inside the door
11-30-2012 12:18 PM
freemind
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In my head that would create a bottleneck at the stock wire? Freemind, you are really running 300 watts RMS this way? If that is the case then maybe I am worrying for nothing.
Yes I was using one of my old Carvers. That said, there is only about 1 ft. of the OEM wire inline. Yes it does cause more resistance but, it was just fine. Currently I am using the same wire setup on 123 RMS/side.
11-30-2012 10:17 AM
Besbro In my head that would create a bottleneck at the stock wire? Freemind, you are really running 300 watts RMS this way? If that is the case then maybe I am worrying for nothing.
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