Author Topic: How to get a wire from motor compartment to passenger compartment?  (Read 798 times)

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There should be some hole somewhere where all the wires go from to motor compartment to under the dashboard. But where is it?
I want to get an electrical wire through it.
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If you search in the electrical section I'm sure someone posted pics about how to route cables from battery to cabin (for amplifiers)

EDIT: Take a look at reply #27 in this thread:  :link: Complete Audio Overhaul of a 2010 CW
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My 2011 cw has a rectangle grommet on the firewall.  I can't take a photo as my car is in the garage, but when you open up the bonnet, looking at the drivers side up high right near the side fender.  I took it off, punched a hole through the carpet and drilled a hole in the grommet for the cable.  Worked quite well as I took power off the alternator for a second battery in the back. 

The grommet is only about 3cmx2cm I think.
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My 2011 cw has a rectangle grommet on the firewall.  I can't take a photo as my car is in the garage, but when you open up the bonnet, looking at the drivers side up high right near the side fender.  I took it off, punched a hole through the carpet and drilled a hole in the grommet for the cable.  Worked quite well as I took power off the alternator for a second battery in the back. 

The grommet is only about 3cmx2cm I think.

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Any chance you could post a picture of the grommet location. I am trying to wire in for my amplifier installation, but having a hard time locating it. I have a 2011 model too. Thanks.
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My 2011 cw has a rectangle grommet on the firewall.  I can't take a photo as my car is in the garage, but when you open up the bonnet, looking at the drivers side up high right near the side fender.  I took it off, punched a hole through the carpet and drilled a hole in the grommet for the cable.  Worked quite well as I took power off the alternator for a second battery in the back. 

The grommet is only about 3cmx2cm I think.

Hi
Any chance you could post a picture of the grommet location. I am trying to wire in for my amplifier installation, but having a hard time locating it. I have a 2011 model too. Thanks.
Being you're in the US I'm guessing the grommet location would be the opposite side for you :undecided:

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Was informed the easiest way on a GD was through grommet for the wire thats opening the hood...Perhaps any of you guys got a better idea? Needed for towing bar canbus-box in the trunk (left side which equals drivers side here in dk :-) )
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My 2011 cw has a rectangle grommet on the firewall.  I can't take a photo as my car is in the garage, but when you open up the bonnet, looking at the drivers side up high right near the side fender.  I took it off, punched a hole through the carpet and drilled a hole in the grommet for the cable.  Worked quite well as I took power off the alternator for a second battery in the back. 

The grommet is only about 3cmx2cm I think.

Hi
Any chance you could post a picture of the grommet location. I am trying to wire in for my amplifier installation, but having a hard time locating it. I have a 2011 model too. Thanks.
Being you're in the US I'm guessing the grommet location would be the opposite side for you :undecided:

Are you talking about looking at the passenger side (right side of the car in US)?
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Yes it would be your passenger side there though I'm only speculating as I don't have your model, shouldn't be to hard to see a black grommet high on one side of the firewall  :undecided:

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I30 LHD, grommet on right side. cable is visible behind glovebox when inserted straight. (easy to se if light in enginebay when grommet is dismounted)


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I30 LHD, grommet on right side. cable is visible behind glovebox when inserted straight. (easy to se if light in enginebay when grommet is dismounted)



Is that from a FD vehicle? Mine is 2011. I went to look inside the hood. I couldn't locate a grommet in the passenger side (right), instead found this on the driver's/battery side (left) just near the diagnostic port (the white thing on the left over exposed in sunlight). Wonder if this is the grommet that goes through the firewall and above the front left wheel and into the kick panel on driver's side (as linked by Asterix above).
 

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I30 LHD, grommet on right side. cable is visible behind glovebox when inserted straight. (easy to se if light in enginebay when grommet is dismounted)



Is that from a FD vehicle? Mine is 2011. I went to look inside the hood. I couldn't locate a grommet in the passenger side (right), instead found this on the driver's/battery side (left) just near the diagnostic port (the white thing on the left over exposed in sunlight). Wonder if this is the grommet that goes through the firewall and above the front left wheel and into the kick panel on driver's side (as linked by Asterix above).
 


GD, check my avater & my question above :-) Its actually very easy on a GD  :goodjob:
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I30 LHD, grommet on right side. cable is visible behind glovebox when inserted straight. (easy to se if light in enginebay when grommet is dismounted)




Is that from a FD vehicle? Mine is 2011. I went to look inside the hood. I couldn't locate a grommet in the passenger side (right), instead found this on the driver's/battery side (left) just near the diagnostic port (the white thing on the left over exposed in sunlight). Wonder if this is the grommet that goes through the firewall and above the front left wheel and into the kick panel on driver's side (as linked by Asterix above).
 


GD, check my avater & my question above :-) Its actually very easy on a GD  :goodjob:

My bad  :head_butt: I wrongly assumed that you were responding to my request for photo :-)
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I30 LHD, grommet on right side. cable is visible behind glovebox when inserted straight. (easy to se if light in enginebay when grommet is dismounted)




Is that from a FD vehicle? Mine is 2011. I went to look inside the hood. I couldn't locate a grommet in the passenger side (right), instead found this on the driver's/battery side (left) just near the diagnostic port (the white thing on the left over exposed in sunlight). Wonder if this is the grommet that goes through the firewall and above the front left wheel and into the kick panel on driver's side (as linked by Asterix above).
 


GD, check my avater & my question above :-) Its actually very easy on a GD  :goodjob:

My bad  :head_butt: I wrongly assumed that you were responding to my request for photo :-)

I could/should just have started new thread, so think were equal  :happydance:
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I'll take a photo of the rectangle grommet in my car tomorrow arvo (10:30pm here).
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Photos of my cable/grommet:





I took the source directly off the alternator with a 60A inline fuse.  Reason: 1. it was close rather than running a cable all the way to the battery, 2. I'm only using the power when the alternator is producing power. The cable runs to a 20A DC-DC charger connected to a 85ah AGM battery to run a fridge. The charger only operates above 13.7v.
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