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texasborn 09-08-2012 02:06 PM

how do you guys run wires from the engine to the passenger compartment?
 
I am installing a cruise and i need to run wires to the passenger compartment from the engine. Hoe can I get them in there? Is there a trick?

WrinkledCheese 09-08-2012 03:21 PM

Service tech told me, when questioning him about that very issue, was to drill a small hole and install a rubber grommet. The hole shouldn't be too big and there should be little, if any, extra space.

ah1f39 09-08-2012 03:41 PM

If you have an automatic the clutch line hole makes a nice easily accessed place to dill through. The plastic is easier to drill through and there is less chance it will chafe the wires.

WrinkledCheese 09-08-2012 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ah1f39 (Post 4341919)
there is less chance it will chafe the wires.

I would still install a rubber grommet. They're less than $1

freemind 09-08-2012 04:14 PM

WrinkledCheese is giving you very solid advice.

Rep point added Mr. Cheese!

MEJY1988 09-08-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WrinkledCheese (Post 4341923)
I would still install a rubber grommet. They're less than $1

^^^ This and silicon, or something similar, to seal the hole. A little cheat to use silicon in tight places is to use a latex glove a spray with Windex, squeeze silicon onto glove, and install. The Windex keeps the silicon from sticking to the glove and it works great.

[scratch]

sailor 09-08-2012 06:31 PM

S.C. - tree or not, STILL a "shade tree" mechanic....

(grin)

Now once you get PAID to fix something, you can hang out your shingle as a "Professional" mechanic......

hehe....

FORDtechnician 09-09-2012 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailor (Post 4342176)
S.C. - tree or not, STILL a "shade tree" mechanic....

(grin)

Now once you get PAID to fix something, you can hang out your shingle as a "Professional" mechanic......

hehe....

[wrenchin]


i would find some firewall grommets or run the wire's along a harness that goes through the fire wall and wrap it with electrical tape so it looks like no one was ever there[gunfire]

texasborn 09-15-2012 10:17 AM

Thanks for the great info!!!


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