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Does anyone know of a hole in the firewall where an 8 Guage wire can be routed through?

I have a 1996 Taurus GL with a column shifter. I did a search, but the pictures which were listed didn't explain much.

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There should be one on all gen 3s behind the drivers side strut tower.

If it's a Vulcan, there should be another one just under the passenger side wiper motor and down near the bottom, it comes out under the dash where the passenger's feet are. (This still exists on the Duratec but because of the size of the engine it's hard to get to.)
 

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with the hood open looking in the engine bay, it's up next to the driver's side strut tower behind the cruise control module... from inside the car on your back with your feet where your shoulders should be in the seat and your head againest the brake pedel looking up into your dash it's up above the e-brake pedal, youll see a rubber plug type thing, it's about an inch in diameter, maybe a little smaller. this whole is there on all g3's, there's been multiple posts in the past and in the archives, perhaps you didnt find the right posts, i know the info is out there-i used it when i put driving lights on 3-4 months ago :) . there is supposedly another hole on the passenger side, but i havent needed it so i havent gone looking for it.

btw, i found it easier to locate the whole by going from the inside out, and i poked the plug out from the inside (ive never found it btw, never landed on the driveway, wierd, oh well), i couldnt see the plug from the outside in until i had popped it out, maybe beacuse i did it at night though. its definitely visible from the inside, use a flashlight, cant miss it.
 

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Theres one down in the middle of the car too that is easier to access than the one behind the strut tower.

Look directly in the middle of the firewall(very bottom) on the rear of the engine....it's right next to the power steering assembly and the heat shield.
 

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Originally posted by Ryne@Apr 8 2005, 08:14 AM
Alex, thank you for being the first person to recommend my hole!!
I love your hole.

Anyone who is looking, Ryne's hole is most excellent.

:lol:

ok ok....
 

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Originally posted by Twilight+Apr 8 2005, 09:03 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Twilight @ Apr 8 2005, 09:03 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Ryne@Apr 8 2005, 08:14 AM
Alex, thank you for being the first person to recommend my hole!!
I love your hole.

Anyone who is looking, Ryne's hole is most excellent.

:lol:

ok ok.... [/b][/quote]
Dude...not cool.

:lol2:

JR
 

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Originally posted by Twilight+Apr 8 2005, 09:03 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Twilight @ Apr 8 2005, 09:03 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Ryne@Apr 8 2005, 08:14 AM
Alex, thank you for being the first person to recommend my hole!!
I love your hole.

Anyone who is looking, Ryne's hole is most excellent.

:lol:

ok ok.... [/b][/quote]
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<div align="center">YOU SICK BASTARD
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I found the hole that Ryne is referring to, I just can't find where it leads to.

Should I just poke a screw driver through it and see where it comes out?
Should I be worried about damaging anything while I'm poking through?

My car won't be a virgin after I'm through with her...
 

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Just poke it. It actually comes out just above the bottom of the dash, but if you stick a wire through it, it'll pop out the bottom just under to the left of the glove compartment.
 

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Yeah I think that's the same hole they used to install my original Car Alarm wiring that went to the Siren. Great someone mentioned it since I'm putting in this alarm myself... ;)
 

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Originally posted by Twilight@Apr 8 2005, 06:22 PM
Just poke it. It actually comes out just above the bottom of the dash, but if you stick a wire through it, it'll pop out the bottom just under to the left of the glove compartment.
there's nothing there to hit... just cut an X in the rubber plug and slide away... eventually it'll show up on the passenger side floor (the wire, not the plug. and if the plug shows up on the floor it means you pushed too hard. You gotta be gentle!! :p )
 

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I was looking breefly for a gromet today while I was killing time, glad I stumbled across this. Where is it on the 4th gen and where does it come out? Doesnt matter if its drivers or passengers.
 

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Ok. Well I've found the gromet, but for the love of me I can't find where it leads. I stick my finger in it and all i can feel is a hard metal surface, I slid in a coathanger, but it won't go through at a 90 degree angle, only downwards direction. And when it does go downwards, I can put about a meter worth of coat hanger down there without even knowing where the hell its going. Kind of like a worm hole.

Can someone take a picture of where it should come out from the inside?

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if you're using the hole i'm talking about, don't worry about where it comes out, just shove it through and you'll see it on the passenger floor. But, since I'm a nice guy, I got some photos for you. There's no way to get my camera to the point where the wire passes through the firewall, but these do well enough...
 

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