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Old 09-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 09-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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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.
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there is less chance it will chafe the wires.
I would still install a rubber grommet. They're less than $1
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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.

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WrinkledCheese is giving you very solid advice.

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

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

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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......

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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
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Thanks for the great info!!!
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