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Old 10-22-2004, 03:59   #1 (permalink)
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Engine Bay to Cabin

Where is the hole to put wires from the engine bay into the cabin? Am going to hook up a sub and amp but dont know where to feed the cable to get the supply wire for the amp from the battery into the cabin.
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Just look for a large loom going thru a big rubber grommet somewhere and feed it through there. Just be sure it's not going to foul anything and you'll be right.

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Zantet you ever looked for a grommet somewhere in your focus engine bay on the firewall?
You can go thru the grommet in the front left door jam... have fun its a bitch to do I managed to get 2awg thru.
1. Remove kick panel
2. Locate grommet remove and poke a hole in it
3. Grab some stiff wire(enameled wire is best, I used 1.6mm stuff left over from some inductors I custom wound).
4. Along the top of the front guard you will find some gaps/spaces
between the inner and outer guards,(remove the wheel and remove all the locating screws from the plastic liner(splash guard!), no need to remove the liner completely just enough to get your hands in) from one of the gaps feed the stiff wire thru until it pokes out from the plastic liner near the door jam, its tricky but it can be done with a funny face being pulled ;p
5. Feed enough wire thru the kick panel area/grommet hole, tape the power wire to the stiff wire and pull it thru.
6. Cut power wire to required length and pull it back enough to take up excess slack, cable tie it in place in the door jam to the factory wires so it cant move.
7. Replace grommet then the kick panel and bobs yer uncle...

Hope this helps, if you need it I'll take a few pic's.
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Or you could do what i did and make your own hole!
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Zantet you ever looked for a grommet somewhere in your focus engine bay on the firewall?
Negative, have not had the desire to add to the Focus's stereo yet. Have done this on my previous 8 cars though, there's always a way.

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Thanx st170ish, i was lookin and lookin for a couple days and thats where i thought it was, but i saw the plastic cover ur talking about under the guards, and thought it was a loom going right into the fuse box so i thought no more of it. But thats obviously the hole and grommet is under that cover. Will investigate tomorrow when i wash my car. Now, any idea about how to get the double din deck to pop out? Ive read in some places to use a coat hanger wire, but this tends to break stuff inside when trying to get the deck out.
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Now, any idea about how to get the double din deck to pop out? Ive read in some places to use a coat hanger wire, but this tends to break stuff inside when trying to get the deck out.
That's pretty much how you do it. I think even the proper 'tool' is wire bent into a u shape like this.
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I've never done it, but that is how I have been told. Maybe someone who has done this can confirm/deny
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Confirm from me.
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Yup use hard wire bout 3mm in dia, helps to chamfer the ends a bit.
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Heres some pic's to help ya, like they say a pic is worth 1000 words...
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Door jam


And some pic's that might interest you...
The sub(still not covered... I'll get to it 1 day, I got all the gear!)


Managed to keep the spare


The amp, hidden outer harms way


And this is how the false floor is secured down, there's 3 cable ties in each corner which loop around some small steel cross bars that are there from factory(have a look you'll C'em)
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