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      09-29-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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Motor > Inside

Someone know how to access from motor(under the hood) side to inside of the car? (Or reverse ), to put some wires
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nobody knows?
i just look at space under hood, factory cables falls down and I can't add there any more...i think my wiring can be passed trought door corner, there are girmetic/water isolation, but i think no problem here...
but... maybe still someone can suggest something better... f.e. how to access from passanger box to inside the hood/motor space..
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Up... unbeliveble what nobody here does not know how to access from inside the car to under the hood
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what do you mean, access the car from the other side of the firewall?
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he wants to run wires into the cabin from the engine bay
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well you would have to drill through the firewall wouldnt you
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nope

Just go in through one of the existing firewall grommets for the factory harness, or steering column, or something. no drilling needed.
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I have tried many times to use any existing tunnel, but can't add any cable to them, they are so narrow and can fit only existing harness... Can't run there 10-12 wires, this what I need..
There are some more existing wire tunnels, but to access them is much complicated... engine covers it...

Steering column.. I imagine is so hardly to use, not?
I have idea on to pass cable trough AC air flow-in at top of car... maybe I'll try it some day, but Its need to do it carefuly to AC fan not touch wires...

P.S., Matt, i have figured out what below right-up and left-up plastic covers are some grommet 2-3 inch long and 0.5 inch round with marks "R" for right and "L" for left, for what is it, did you know? I have tried to run wires there - but nothing

Thanks to all for start answer here
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Can't run there 10-12 wires, this what I need..
What are you wiring that you need so many wires for?
Depending on what you need to run them for, try looking for a multi-strand flexible automation wire or something.
I know Newark Electronics has it but since you're out of the country, you might not have them there. The company who made it was Alpha Wire
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Yeah, great cables, but I don't need them I think... I don't need any kind of flexible... It's not a solution to find hole in firewall

I need to pass 2 strobe tubes (0.20 inch round), 2 speaker wires (standart stereo cables, so 0.10 inch round), and cable for radar detector, about 0.20 inch round too)... so in total we have about 0.60 inch round if running them all at one hole...

My intention to run wires over AC fan flow-in was collapsed, it is impossible, fan covers whole flow hole...

So, if somebody have expirence or know exactly where wires can be placed - it will be very useful..
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Yeah, great cables, but I don't need them I think... I don't need any kind of flexible... It's not a solution to find hole in firewall

I need to pass 2 strobe tubes (0.20 inch round), 2 speaker wires (standart stereo cables, so 0.10 inch round), and cable for radar detector, about 0.20 inch round too)... so in total we have about 0.60 inch round if running them all at one hole...

My intention to run wires over AC fan flow-in was collapsed, it is impossible, fan covers whole flow hole...

So, if somebody have expirence or know exactly where wires can be placed - it will be very useful..
So I guess my point was that if you use multi strand automation cable in, you run 1 thicker wire and have all the strands you need contained in one jacket but after reading the above post, you may be going at this all wrong.
I don't think you need to run all of those wirings into your engine bay, which was my original thought... why do you need 10-12 wires from your engine bay through the firewall? Are you trying to get the +12VDC and ground wires in?
You can tap from the fuse box which is behind the panel in your glove box
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As for strobe tubes - mm... yes, maybe you are right.
But if not to run strobe tubes, I need to run control unit wires, they are nine(9). Probably it can save 0.1 inch comparing to two(2) strob tubes, not more
As for speaker wires - they not so huge, better to have head unit at trunk then drill and fix it under the hood (and there it's too hot).
As for radar detector wire - warranty void if I cut original cable, that does not matter me, but it is too not so huge, no big deal to change it to flex wires...
And the most biggest problem is to buy this flex automotive wire here, in Spain...

The conclusion on my post:
I need to find some place to drill or to use existing holes to run wiring from engine bay to, f.e. fuse box... Now, as I can see behind fuse box no way to access to engine bay, need to drill, I'm wrong?

BzsBimmer, maybe you know exactly place what you can recommend me to use, if you have expirence to run wires there...

p.s. Sorry for my English.
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