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Hey guys,

I was soo stumped when I was trying to get some wires from the Engine compartment to the cab of my 98 Sable. Well... Here it is, and with PICS!

1. Remove the left foot support, and kick panel. Then the carpet should be able to give way. Move it away enough to expose a black grommet.

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2. Push out the Rubber Grommet from the floor board

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3. Back to the Engine Compartment: Wire the Amp (or whatever you are hooking up) NOTICE: USE WIRE INSULATION TO PREVENT THE WIRES FROM MELTING AND GROUNDING TO THE CHASSIS. Then lead the wires (if you have an aftermarket intake) to the hole in the picture. I used the little square one on the fender. It doesn't matter which one you use, as long as it make to the fender well.

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4. You are going to have to remove the black wheel well dirt cover. and guide the wires without getting in the way from vital engine components.

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5. Once you get it past the wheel. Then guide the wire under the vehicle (shouldn't be to far... about 6 inches at the most). You're going to want to stab a hole in the grommet to make it into a stopper of sorts. So that the wire doesn't back out and slam on the ground while driving. Guide the wire through the grommet (now stopper) and accommodate the wire so that it is hidden from passengers. and guide to the component that you wish to wire.

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My two cents:

On the Gen4's there is a grommet right in the center of the firewall. (Look roughly behind the ashtray.) Can't remember if you have to pull the carpet back but I think it's higher than that. Downfall with this spot is there isn't much room to get your hands down there from inside the engine compartment. Take a wire coat hander and bend it straight. Push it from the inside into the engine compartment. Secure your wire to the coat hanger and pull it into the cab of the car. Now you got your wire(s) inside. This works good for smaller gauge wire. Not sure how well this will work for some 4-gauge or larger.

Derek
 

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There is also a hole near the top of the fuse panel on Gen IV's I have a 2gauge wire and my water injection tube running through that same hole.
 

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and on the G1's there is either a hole where the clutch cable goes through on the auto's or a hole where the shift cable goes through on the manuals.... at this moment I'm using the hole where the clutch cable goes untill I get my standard up and running
 

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Nice write-up. I'm going to be running some amp wires in the next couple weeks, I'm definitely going to take a look at that spot.
 

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very nice heh, i was just lookin around in my cab underneath the steering wheel cause i wanted to install a sub/amp setup and i needed to find a nice hole in the firewall that wasnt all up behind the dashboard or on the right side of the car for my convenience and so i was all contorted and under there and finally found a rubber plug thats about an inch wide. ill try to add some pix in a bit. 94 taurus. not sure which model, gx lx ls etc. will reply later.
 

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If you remove the plastic inner fender on the drivers side, you can see where all the electrical wiring goes from the engine bay to the cabin. The grommet is more than adequate to put several amp wires in. I used that. It comes out right above the cabin fuse panel. Alot easier, IMO, than what you did Sal. And the wires won't get damaged if you happen to bottom out.
 

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What hapened to your CAI?

Mike
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