X2, depending what gauge your running that's what I did for another member's '08 Focus. Please whatever you do, DO NOT run it thru the door jamb, talk about dangerous as hell!I have the 09 stick SES and I just attached a stinger to the end of the cable and carefully pushed it through the rubber grommet/ gasket for the wiring harness. If you need more detail let me know.
Man, that would help so much. I am in the same boat. I have a manual 2003. I don't know where to drill and I can't seem to find an available grommet. Thanks in advance for any help at all!To the guys who have run their power wires through the factory grommet and gasket. I was wondering if you guys could post a pic to show exactly where it is in the footwell and another pic to where it goes out in the engine compartment. That would be super helpful since i'm gonna be doing my first install pretty soon.
THANKS IN ADVANCE
Why is it dangerous to run it through the door jam?X2, depending what gauge your running that's what I did for another member's '08 Focus. Please whatever you do, DO NOT run it thru the door jamb, talk about dangerous as hell!
It's not dangerous as long as you never open your door again.
What gauge of wire are you using?JEEBUS!
Go get a 1/2" rubber grommet, 1/2" hole saw and some good silicone and, drill a friggin hole right below where the hood release cable goes through the firewall(there is a brake booster to the right of it-DO NOT DRILL THERE). Take a screwdriver and poke it through the hole and outside firewall covering. Put the grommet in said hole in firewall then push the power wire through to the engine bay(you may want to move the outside fuse box a little). Make sure that you have plenty of wire(you can trim it down later, better too much than not enough)to reach the battery. Then seal up the wire and grommet in the firewall with a good amount of silicone(no leaks this way).
My whole point here is, K.I.S.S(keep it simple stupid).
If you end up in a front side impact, you will have nothing to worry about.
This is the correct way to do it if you have no other firewall grommet to use.[thankyou][:0]
Good luck with the install