additional gauges - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades

MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades The place to chat about performance gauges, shifter knobs, custom interior paint, car seats or any interior upgrades for the 2000-2007 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
Pudgy234
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 115274
Location: Johnston, RI
What I Drive: 2003 Red LX

Posts: 35
Points 311, Level 6
Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 Pudgy234 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
additional gauges

going to run some aftermarket gauges. wheres the best/easiest spot in the firewall to go thru with the wires?


Pudgy234 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2015, 05:06 AM   #2
freemind
Vince your Moderator
 
freemind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67513
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 2002 ZX3 and a 2010 Focus SE (Work)

Posts: 4,635
Points 6,581, Level 53
Points: 6,581, Level: 53 Points: 6,581, Level: 53 Points: 6,581, Level: 53
Level Up 16% Completed
Level up: 16% Level up: 16% Level up: 16%
Forum Activity 51%
Activity: 51% Activity: 51% Activity: 51%
FF Reputation: 24 freemind Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (23)
Manual or Auto?
__________________
133whp-126ftlbsTQ Eclipse CD8443,Eclipse PA5422, JBL GTO751EZ, PPI 356cs(Rebranded A/D/S 346cs), JBL p1024, SubThump enclosure, RAAmat BXT, Damplifier Pro

Hatch Nation #140
Caeci caecos ducentes
freemind is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
Pudgy234
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 115274
Location: Johnston, RI
What I Drive: 2003 Red LX

Posts: 35
Points 311, Level 6
Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 Pudgy234 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Auto
Pudgy234 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2015, 01:20 AM   #4
JFrye
Focus Addict
 
JFrye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 54896
Location: Mexico, MO
What I Drive: 2000 ZX3, 99 Dodge 3500 w/Cummins

Posts: 622
Points 1,684, Level 23
Points: 1,684, Level: 23 Points: 1,684, Level: 23 Points: 1,684, Level: 23
Level Up 84% Completed
Level up: 84% Level up: 84% Level up: 84%
Forum Activity 30%
Activity: 30% Activity: 30% Activity: 30%
FF Reputation: 3 JFrye Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
There is a hole to the left of the brake pedal rod (the one that goes from brake pedal to master cylinder). It would be for the rod for the clutch pedal, but since it's an auto the spot is there. Track that down, and it will be the best spot to run the wires for the gauges.
__________________
00 Silver ZX3. Zetec, ATX w/3.90 gears. 14" orange steelies. Eibach Sportlines, Massive Strut Bar, BBK 65mm TB, 4 to 1 Header followed by 2.5" into 3" exhaust.

Hatch Nation #31
JFrye is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2015, 10:05 AM   #5
Pudgy234
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 115274
Location: Johnston, RI
What I Drive: 2003 Red LX

Posts: 35
Points 311, Level 6
Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6 Points: 311, Level: 6
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 Pudgy234 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Cool thanks. I'll look for it later
Pudgy234 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2015, 11:09 AM   #6
spacemanspif
Focus Enthusiast
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Fan#: 188025
Location: Dover, DE
What I Drive: 2007 ZXW SES

Posts: 112
Points 176, Level 3
Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3
Level Up 52% Completed
Level up: 52% Level up: 52% Level up: 52%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 1 spacemanspif Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
What is the usual spot for manual cars?
spacemanspif is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2015, 02:15 AM   #7
ItsMcCoy
Focus Enthusiast
 
ItsMcCoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Fan#: 116137
Location: Milton, FL
What I Drive: '07 Focus ST DSG SAP

Posts: 333
Points 1,391, Level 20
Points: 1,391, Level: 20 Points: 1,391, Level: 20 Points: 1,391, Level: 20
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 32%
Activity: 32% Activity: 32% Activity: 32%
FF Reputation: 1 ItsMcCoy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemanspif View Post
What is the usual spot for manual cars?
I never found anywhere that was easily accessible when I was running power wire for my sound system. I ended up unbolting the fuse box and drilling a hole straight back through the firewall sort of in between the clutch and brake pedal.
__________________
Neal A.K.A Neal
If you can read this. Congratulations! You won nothing!
2007 DSG ZX4 ST SAP- Build in progress. DD #becauseracecar
IG: slowfoc
SR: #310
ItsMcCoy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2015, 09:12 PM   #8
spacemanspif
Focus Enthusiast
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Fan#: 188025
Location: Dover, DE
What I Drive: 2007 ZXW SES

Posts: 112
Points 176, Level 3
Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3
Level Up 52% Completed
Level up: 52% Level up: 52% Level up: 52%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 1 spacemanspif Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well that's annoying. So is there no big grommet through the firewall near the fuse box? If not where do all the wires between cab and engine go?
spacemanspif is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2015, 05:31 PM   #9
thenorm
Focus Fanatic
 
thenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14947
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: '04 liquid grey ZX3, built for FSP

Posts: 2,118
Points 5,532, Level 47
Points: 5,532, Level: 47 Points: 5,532, Level: 47 Points: 5,532, Level: 47
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 35 thenorm Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacemanspif View Post
Well that's annoying. So is there no big grommet through the firewall near the fuse box? If not where do all the wires between cab and engine go?
there is a rubber grommet that comes out the driver door jam, you can then run the wire under the fender up to the fuse box or battery.

there should be tons of old threads on this in the stereo section of the focum
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=51
__________________
May 2014 ROTM
for auto-x: '04 Liquid Grey ZX3
for street: '02 Infrared SVT
thenorm is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-13-2015, 06:57 AM   #10
spacemanspif
Focus Enthusiast
 
spacemanspif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Fan#: 188025
Location: Dover, DE
What I Drive: 2007 ZXW SES

Posts: 112
Points 176, Level 3
Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3 Points: 176, Level: 3
Level Up 52% Completed
Level up: 52% Level up: 52% Level up: 52%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 1 spacemanspif Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Good thinking, thanks for the tip :)

Guess I'm spoiled by my old car that had a convenient grommet just above and to the right of the steering shaft...
spacemanspif is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat