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Old 02-27-2014, 09:13 AM   #1
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Sub Installation

I'm putting subs in my 07 Ford Focus SE and I'm not exactly sure how to run the power wire through the firewall back to the amp?
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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You would have to drill a hole in the drivers side firewall just above the pedals. I didn't want to drill so ran it through the fender and through the door way. I know ghetto but I didn't have a drill bit lol. Make sure if you drill to seal it off after you have put in the wire.
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I ran it through the fender as well. Been 2+ years nothing bad to report. I even check on the places where it would rub and I haven't noticed any damage to the wire at all. Also bonus no drilling your car. Its not a bad way to go just make sure you get some butyl rope to put in places where you are worried about it rubbing through.

Unless you have an automatic in which case there is already a hole in the firewall where the clutch pedal would go and you can just use that.
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Unless you have an automatic in which case there is already a hole in the firewall where the clutch pedal would go and you can just use that.
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Drill through, grommet, done.
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so there should already be a hole there? Mine's an automatic?
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I'm not too hype on drilling, I'll try to run it through the fender.
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No, theres a plastic plate where a clutch would be. This is what an installer would use to do it right.
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Ive had mine run thru the fender for about 8 years with no issues, but like the others have said there is a hole for the clutch pedal as well, better option imo as you wont be seeing the wire every time you open your door.
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Since you have an automatic trans, there is one bolt that holds the plastic filler plate for the clutch to the firewall. Unbolt it and then you can drill a hole thru the plate with it out of the car. One advantage to using the plate to pass the wires harness thru, is that the plate is plastic and less chance of any rubbing causing a short as might be the case if you ran it thru a hole in metal.
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Drill the plastic plate, use a grommet, seal with silicone as the poster above said. It is much easier to push the wire into the engine compartment than it is to pull it to the rear.

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