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Best way to get wires from inside through the engine compartment?


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#1 nitz

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 11:44 AM

Is there an easy way to get a couple of wires to the engine compartment to feed my amplifier and a few other stuff such as an additional gauge and after ignition feed?

 

Have been trying to find a passage through the loom but haven't been lucky and honestly I don't want to just drill a hole  :huh:


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:30 PM

Hi nitz. There should be a hole or two already there in the bulkhead with fitted grommets. Don't know where they are in your car but try near the battery box.
If you're powering an amplifier then you really do need a good quality quick blow fuse as close to the battery but before the bulkhead.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

Do you mean these? I have tried to get a guidewire through but something seems to be on the way.

Got about about 15 centimeters deep before hitting something, I even tried to catch it from under the dashboard but no luck.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 10:56 AM

You will need to take the glovebox out and get right up behind it to get at the wires as they come through, don't forget that grommet is quite high up so the wires are coming out right up behind the dash and that's what your wire will be hitting.
I use an old wire coat hanger, tape your wire to one end and feed the metal hanger through the grommet, have a good bend on the end so that as it passes through the grommet it will angle downwards toward the floor, with the glovebox out you should see your hanger appear right up in the footwell behind the glovebox where the carpet ends.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:12 PM

You will need to take the glovebox out and get right up behind it to get at the wires as they come through, don't forget that grommet is quite high up so the wires are coming out right up behind the dash and that's what your wire will be hitting.
I use an old wire coat hanger, tape your wire to one end and feed the metal hanger through the grommet, have a good bend on the end so that as it passes through the grommet it will angle downwards toward the floor, with the glovebox out you should see your hanger appear right up in the footwell behind the glovebox where the carpet ends.


Hey Steve, my Mondeo is the opposite side, these wires are actually on the driver's side.

So basically I'm left with the steering column and all the electrical bits.

I'll give it another shot doing it as you suggested.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:17 PM

lol never realised, so your wire will probably be hitting the heater ducts or instrument panel.
Angle the wire as far down as possible to bring it downward as it comes through the grommet, removal of the dash clocks surround or even the headlight switch should let you get a better view.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

Are these supposed to be used?

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:13 AM

They are a pita to feed new wires through. Use some wire or something to feed


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:21 PM

Ok, thank you, I want to add some gauges, some missing bits of a third party alarm and get my amplifier running so it's probably going to use a lot of space, so I'm not sure if it's a good idea to pass along the factory loom.

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