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22 Aug 2019 15:25 #212515 by Blackout
Hey all. Trying to run a relay to the rear door to mount my spotlight. What’s the best / easiest method to get from the battery to inside the cabin. There seems to be a rubber circular thing with cables coming from the engine bay... pierce this and run through ? Or am I missing something obvious

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22 Aug 2019 15:44 #212518 by Lambert
That's the route i used. It's a bit of a faff to feed through so I used a wire coat hanger.

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22 Aug 2019 16:00 #212521 by Blackout
Was hoping there was another way some how gotta feed all this through :(
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22 Aug 2019 16:13 #212523 by jackonlyjack
I used Lambert's method till i could not get any more through
After that i drilled a hole and used a cable gland :woohoo: :whistle:

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22 Aug 2019 16:16 #212524 by Lambert
That's going to be fun. Is there any way to remove any of the terminals to reduce the insertion aperture?

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22 Aug 2019 16:55 #212527 by Blackout
That block does not want to play ball. Might just get a new harness

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22 Aug 2019 17:08 #212529 by jackonlyjack
The crimps in the block will have a barb possibly down the back
use a paper clip but first make it flat using a hammer then push it down from the front and pull steady on the wires

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22 Aug 2019 19:01 #212540 by Soeley
When I fitted a temp gauge to my last car I had to get the sensor end through a similar grommet. So I used a sealant nozzle and some WD40, it went in like a hot knife through butter.



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22 Aug 2019 19:04 #212541 by Lambert

Soeley wrote: When I fitted a temp gauge to my last car I had to get the sensor end through a similar grommet. So I used a sealant nozzle and some WD40, it went in like a hot knife through butter.




That's clever. I'm stealing this idea for the future.

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22 Aug 2019 19:42 #212544 by Blackout
That’s a great idea! Did you have to cut the grommet? I have fear of nicking one of the wires as I cut, guess I could pull it back a bit

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22 Aug 2019 20:00 #212549 by Podge
I used one of the grommets that had the wiring loom under the ABS pump.
You can push it through from the engine bay but my grommet had a tape seal on the inside which wouldn't let the grommet stretch and the cable been pushed through. Once it was off it was easy to push the cable through .

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22 Aug 2019 20:01 #212550 by Soeley

Blackout wrote: That’s a great idea! Did you have to cut the grommet? I have fear of nicking one of the wires as I cut, guess I could pull it back a bit


I just punched through first with a small electricians screwdriver.

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