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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Posting again about her Mirage - this time I'm working on the audio overhaul (new speakers, headunit, subwoofer, and wiring). It's all done except the sub, because I can't find any possible way to run the 8-guage power wire through the firewall. I looked around online, and everyone says that the firewall is pretty well sealed on this car...and I'd really rather not have to drill it, since everything is packed in pretty tight (and because it leaks exhaust from the engine ). Have any of you ever found way to do it with a similar car?
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Posting again about her Mirage - this time I'm working on the audio overhaul (new speakers, headunit, subwoofer, and wiring). It's all done except the sub, because I can't find any possible way to run the 8-guage power wire through the firewall. I looked around online, and everyone says that the firewall is pretty well sealed on this car...and I'd really rather not have to drill it, since everything is packed in pretty tight (and because it leaks exhaust from the engine ). Have any of you ever found way to do it with a similar car?
I had a similiar problem on my SRT-4. I was able to run all the wiring for a factory cruise control unit through the rubber grommet/hole for the engine latch cable. I swore there was no way it was going to work but I followed one of my online buddy's advice and sure enough, by using a stiff wife, hooking the cruise wiring with electrical tape, and some silicon spray, I was able to thread that grommet and pull the electrical wiring through the hole. It was a pain in the ass, no doubt, but when it was completed it was a good feeling. Try following your hood release cable up under the dash and see if it crosses the firewall in a reasonable accessible place. I had to lay on my back with the seat pushed all the way back and down, and still just about couldn't do it.

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OK, cool, I'll have to try that.
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Got it - there's a rubber grommet exactly in the middle - I believe the line coming from it goes to the floor mounted drive stick/lever (whatever the heck you want to call it). I just forced a coathanger wire through it, and pulled the audio wire with it. Thanks for the advice, SRT!
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Awesome, yah there is typically way more room than you can imagine to force wiring through those grommets. Glad to be of service

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