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Old 06-14-2008, 10:13 PM
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Where to get through the firewall?!

So I have a decent little Sony 1200 Watt sub that I want to put in my car for a little more bass, just one, I don't want to add 50 pounds of dead weight and make my car all baller'd out.

Anyway, the firewall, where oh where can I drill through? The only open spot I kind of found is right behind my clutch pedal but there is already a hole for the alarm drilled through there, and there is no clearance on any sides otherwise I will drill into something in the engine. Does anyone know of like a secret area in the wall or a good spot? And it seems like I won't be able to drill through there any way because its at a 45 degree soft angle and the pedals black my drill.
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remove the fusebox and there should be a hole directly behind it with a badge saying "GO THROUGH ME MR."
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:05 AM
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Thank you, is there only the one bolt holding the fuse box? It is dark out so I can't start the project until tomorrow after work. Thanks so much
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I found if you undo the screw on the fuse/relay box there is a grommet/Hole under neath it on the same side as the battery, then inside the car is another Large grommeted hole just to the right of and above the Computer. aka right under the blower fan. I think this post gives me 15 so I will try and post a pic of where it is.
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:41 AM
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Here is the picture of the location the previous owner ran the wire through...


I just took my fender off today and ran it along with the other wire running to the front of the vehicle.. now my 1/0 comes out right at the air filter/battery box... more pictures coming soon of said wiring install, etc.
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Thanks alot, I'll get my hands dirty tomorrow so I can see first hand, any other tips or warnings you can give before that would be great, as in I won't mess up anything else, or get them chopped by my blower, or have to take anything else but the fuse box off? Like the fender....

Thanks for the pic too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !:wof::s mile::b iggrin::b iggrin:
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Here are the other pics I promissed.

I DID yank out that 4AWG from under the fuse box and I also DID pull off the fender.. sorry... no pics.. I was pretty, ummm... stressed...LOL!

I pulled my 1/0 to the front: (yes, I am missing a grommet--)


and into the cab:


and down the side.... REMEMBER To get some grommets for the pass through the seat rail... I forgot to pick some up.


Hope that helps....

I found a wire coat hanger with a loop on the end helped to grab it and pull into the cabin.... if you are feeling energetci, you can take the right front tire off and with a phillips screwdriver, remove the plastic splash gaurd..this way you can get your hand up in there and help guide the wire...if you go under the fusebox, you have a "sharp" turn to make to get to the inside.

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wowww. I can't say I'd be the most eager to pull off my fender. I just unbolted the fuse box. Took out the circular grommet and drilled a small hole in it for a tight seal and then taped the power wire to a metal clothes hanger and shoved it down to the passenger foot compartment.
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I did try pushing the 1/0 through there.. too big to go round the bend...

and I am not known to be to terribly patient, so things start coming off...lol

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Thank you LilMsPrelude for the pictures, helped alot. Now I just have to figure out a way to get wires under my back seats into the trunk and all that so they can be hidden.

Thanks again :)
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Thank you LilMsPrelude for the pictures, helped alot. Now I just have to figure out a way to get wires under my back seats into the trunk and all that so they can be hidden.

Thanks again :)
You've prob already figured it out but thought i'd mention i've just put a sub in mine and the wires go nicely through the centre console and under the rear centre cubby box into the boot. Really easy to do only a few screws. Much better than tracing it around the bottom of the doors.
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You've prob already figured it out but thought i'd mention i've just put a sub in mine and the wires go nicely through the centre console and under the rear centre cubby box into the boot. Really easy to do only a few screws. Much better than tracing it around the bottom of the doors.
yep thats how mine is ran also under the front console then under the rear seat into the trunk
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