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Here is how i got my 12volt supply through to my boot on the R75 2LTR. it may save a few headaches and prevent an awfull lot of swearing as it took me 2 weeks to find a way through this darned bulk head, here's a few picy,s of how i did it. firstly remove the 2 covers (one each side) by pressing in the side clips (photo 0001) .
In picture 0002 after having removed the cover you will see a gromet were the bonnet release cable comes through, you can then push your 12 volt cable through here after enlarging the hole in the rubber gromet, you will need to unscrew and drop the cover from the drivers footwell and the side cover behind the bonnet release catch (take extra care with the side cover it has a clip in side and the plastic push in stud at the back) to enable you to see the gromet hole from inside the car (picture 00026).. When the wire is through you can pass it along the channal along side the wiper motor and then through a grommet hole that i found under the right hand cover you will probably need to lift the plastic cover on the right hand side to hide the cable(photo 0003) when finnished you can then run the cable along the door chanelling to the boot.
 

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Took a slightly different route when I did mine Ken, didn't like the look of moving metal wiper stuff


I kept the live wire in the engine bay (see pics below), then popped it though the bulkhead, going under the wiper motor. From there, mine takes the same route through to the boot.


Used slightly thicker wire on mine, was a ******* job for sure


pic 1, pic 2 and pic 3


Mind if I ask why you ran an earth through too ?


Where is yours fused ?
 

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Yep, you cant take the same route as on your picture 1 on the 2ltr as on the 1.8 ltr Rich cause the grommet is used for another purpose. Ken.
 

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Ah-ha !

I couldn't believe my luck with that unused grommet, knew it had to be there for a reason :)
 

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It isnt a earth wire rich i am using red and black "strapped 2x40 (its cable for wireing in the bathroom shower) amps or there abouts as i couldn't find any single red thick enough lol i'm a tight old sod, it is fused 1" from positive terminal although not shown in photo the reason im strapping it is because i'm running 2 amps i for the sub (400watts) and 1 for the 4 door speakers (1000 watts). Its a good way of creating deafness lol.
 

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Aha, posted a query about this earlier. Does this routing method work for the 2.5 V6? Had a good look for an access point earlier but was before I read this.
 

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Dunno, was looking around the passenger side of the car earlier but never thought of going the "under the wiper motor" route.:fishslap: Was just checking before I go poking around again
 

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great stuff...

hi..

great to see this in action.

took the route through the unused grommet ( found it before i fund this thread)..

i ran the live under the centre console, under the rear seat and then into the boot. got to sort out the audio wires tomorrow.

i was wondering if anyone knows where there is a switched live to enable the amp?

thanks for theinfo.. great stuff

Tony
 

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tonymax said:
i was wondering if anyone knows where there is a switched live to enable the amp?
Should be a switched connector on the back of the HU specifically for running an amp or electric aerial
 

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thanks

thanks grendel..

will have a look tomorrow..

ill run it at the same time i run the speaker wires.

thanks again

Tony
 

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it's the same method with all cars, find a grommet, if it's used enlarge it and get the wire through.
in my car the best grommet was leading right behind the glove box.
 

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I've found another route for a live wire feed.Dont know if its been documented before on the forum.On the side of the car where the battery is, the main wire loom follows along the inner nearside wing, where they feed into the bulk head i found a small grommet that wasnt used. Its a bit of a pain to get too (isnt every thing on these cars) but the wires all run in the same area now.:)
 

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Hi everyone i know this is an old thread. I had some questions. I Want to run a + and - off the battery with a fuse inline to allow me to connect my solar trickle charger. I cannot use the cuurent cig socket already installed in the car as its not on with the ignotion off and I do not want to use the clamps that come supplied. So i have decieded to make a cig socket with fuse inline on the + and i wanted both + & - coming from the battery. Unfortunatly not going as smoothly and i have some questions if you guys and girls could help. BTW i only need the wire coming into the front of the cars interia.

In regards to the wire route from what i can gather there are 3 different options users are using we have :

1. The wire coming in the interia using bonnet release cable grommit with the wire running in the engine bay fixed to the back wall of the engine bay. Rich k's method, i have noticed he enters the plenum area on the opposite side and using a different grommit to the method listed below

2.Kens method same entry point to the interia but the wire travels behind the engine bay (in the plenum area) via a grommit which is pictured in the pic 00003. Ken uses a different side to enter the plenum area as he chooses to travel in the plenum as supposed to Rich K who has travelled in the engine bay also as mentioned before ken and rich use different grommits to enter the plenum, I did notice that there are the wipers mechancics there if using this route. I would have remove the top plastic trim peices (The one you would remove to access the brake fluid reserviour) and the one on the other side which ken has mentioned, but would the bit underneath that need to be removed aswell? as Im looking at securing the wire so it would not come in the way of the wipers mechanics at all. Confrimation please

3. There is also the CrishX5 method On the side of the car where the battery is, the main wire loom follows along the inner nearside wing, where they feed into the bulk head i found a small grommet that wasnt used. He enters using this method

So the questions s have are

i. which is the easiest? Im thinking its 1 or 2 but not looked at 3 so do not wish to rule out the option

ii. In Kens method I would have remove the top plastic trim peices (The one you would remove to access the brake fluid reserviour) and the one on the other side which ken has mentioned, but would the bit underneath that need to be removed aswell? as Im looking at securing the wire so it would not come in the way of the wipers mechanics at all. Confrimation please

iii. Would the wire be ok if I ran it how rich k has done? By ok i mean will the wire be ok with the heat from engine? Im using maplins 15amp figure 8 wire. Please bear in mind this is not for a subwoofer the fuse in this circuit will only have a 3 amp rating

iV. As you can imagine a 15amp wire isnt going to be thick so one of the problems is how to secure the wire to the gold plated crimp ring terminal. I was advised to solder to the inside edge of the crimp ring (the bit you would insert your wire into and crimp) would this be ok?

V. How would i attach the gold rings onto the + terminal of battery as it doesnt have anything there to fix the ring onto to unlike the - terminal which does. There is on the + terminal connector a threaded hole, would i be able to say buy a short bolt the correct size of the hole and use that to secure the Ring terminal to the + Post?

Again im aware this is an old thread so sorry for bringing it up. Thanks for your time everyone i hope someone can help
 
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