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What is the best and easiest way to route wiring from the engine bay to the inside cabin? A while back I did a project with my headlight switch and needed to bring the wires in from the headlight to the switch. Right now, I just just have them tracing the fender and then visibly showing at the door jam. <br> I tried drilling through the fire wall, but was unsuccessful. Any ideas?
 

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same problem here too... <p>tried to wire my amp directly to the battery (or at least the fusebox in the front) - but no luck with this one...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">same problem here too... <p>tried to wire my amp directly to the battery (or at least the fusebox in the front) - but no luck with this one...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How did you do it ? <p>Im having trouble getting mine hooked up !?
 

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Check out the install instructions on my boost gauge website. There is a rather large rubber grommit you have to cut through, but once you do it is easy to get wires in and out of the engine bay.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How did you do it ? <p>Im having trouble getting mine hooked up !?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wired it to the cigarette lighter in the back center console / 12V outlet in that armrest thingy.. and replaced the fuse for the lighter with a stronger one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Where are you cutting? How are you passing through the engine bay?
 

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There is a rubber grommet thingy on the right side (passenger) of the back of the engine bay. Left side if you are looking into your engine bay (so your steering wheel would be on the right).<br>I have my aftermarket sub wiring going through there as well as a couple wires to power my LED lights that are in the footwells.<br>I can take a pic later today if needed. Hope this helps!
 

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Yeah, pics might help. I saw laser8302's version. But I need to see where it will exit from the engine bay. Is it accessible from the bay?
 

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It is visible from the bay, not quite sure where it comes in at on the inside (was done by previous owner) but I think it is just in the wheel well kind of behind the fuse box. I can check after work today as long as I don't have any appointments.
 

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Re: Wire Routing (locutist)

The arrow in this pic points to my sub power wire. Look where it's going and you should be able to figure out approximately where the hole is. I think you can get to it without popping the glove compartment out, but you'll have to pull up your floor trim and pull the carpet back to run any wires.<p>Whats the euro spec headlight switch you have? (What functionality does it provide?)<p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/firewall.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wire Routing (mattdoc)

Yes, that's very clear. I should be able to route my wires through there instead. <br>You can see my post here <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119427" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=119427</A> . With the euro switch, it provides control over the headlight adjustment remotely with the euro headlights.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by locutist at 9:53 PM 7-14-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>crossie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I wired it to the cigarette lighter in the back center console / 12V outlet in that armrest thingy.. and replaced the fuse for the lighter with a stronger one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>What exactly do you have wired to the CIG lighter ? <p>Your power wire ? im also wondering where you guys are running your Remote wire too ? <p>Thanks
 

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Re: (jdsr917)

You need to run your power wire to the battery or im thinking about finding a source at the REM since it requires a B post just like the front fuse box on a S80/S60/V70 where the battery is in the trunk instead. <p>Then run your remote wire to a key on voltage. 12v acc should work fine. However why not just tap the amp power signal since its right there when hooking up your high/low converter <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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