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Old 01-27-2008, 04:53 PM
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ok im going to install a front strut bar but on the passneger side there is a clunk of wiring that would be in the way...does any one else have this and if i unattch it to what ever it is connected to wat should i do to keep it from jus hanging under the hood?
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:52 PM
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Just loosen up the bolt on the wires' bracket thing and it'll move out of the way...To make it easier to install the bar, use two extensions with your 14mm socket and you're golden.
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yea just move it out of the way.. if you think its gonna me a mess after its no longer bolted down, zip tie it to something, and cut off the tail of the tie to keep it neat looking.
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Which bar is it?
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edge I think you had this same post. I had a similar problemwhen I installed mine and I gave you advice. I wonder if that post still exists........


anyway pop the wiring harness off the bracket. unbolt the bracket and spin it around 180 degrees, reattatch. then reinstall the harness on the bracket. voila!
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edge I think you had this same post. I had a similar problemwhen I installed mine and I gave you advice. I wonder if that post still exists........


anyway pop the wiring harness off the bracket. unbolt the bracket and spin it around 180 degrees, reattatch. then reinstall the harness on the bracket. voila!
I remember that Ogs, but my strut bar was hitting a little bracket that is attached to the cruise control actuator (the green wire goes to it). I had to pop that connector off and bend the metal tab down. That other mass of connectors on the front side of the strut bar never gave me a problem.
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well it looks like he has two options now, he should be able to fix it.

btw I have the dc sports strut tower brace.
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^Gotcha, looks like all strut bars have their issues.
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my vibrant strutbar hit that, had to move it.
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Did you have any issues with the ABS brake lines in your way on the other side? I did, I had to customize the strut bar bracket. As for the wires yeah I would just pull the connectors off the metal bracket (remove the metal bracket) and wire tie the wires together after you install the strut bar.

Heck I'm still trying to find a hole to put my 4 guage wire thru the firewall to run into the trunk for my amps.

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Did you have any issues with the ABS brake lines in your way on the other side? I did, I had to customize the strut bar bracket. As for the wires yeah I would just pull the connectors off the metal bracket (remove the metal bracket) and wire tie the wires together after you install the strut bar.

Heck I'm still trying to find a hole to put my 4 guage wire thru the firewall to run into the trunk for my amps.
I did have issues with the lines rubbing on the bracket. I have a tubing bender that I used to make a slight radius on the two that were rubbing.
good call rob.
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i had the same question a while back, just loosen the bolt and shove that **** down a lil
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One of my abs lines was touching also. I used a small piece of vaccum line, slit it open and wrapped it around the line.
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