Wiring in BA - where to go?
I am installing a Codan HF radio in my XR6 in preparation for a long trip to the West. The unit draws I believe between 7.5 and 10 amps so the wiring I need is pretty thick. To minimalise any loss of current I am running it directly from the battery with an in line fuse similar to that used for wiring up amps.
I need to run the wires from the battery to underneath the passenger seat where the electronics box will be located. With progress the previously useful holes surrounded by rubber no longer exist under the bonnet, so where does one go to with the wiring, which is quite thick. I can see some wires disappearing behind the drivers inside guard cover and am assuming that these then pass through the firewall into the drivers footwell. Is this correct? If not where else should I be running the cabling?
My second dilemma is that previously I have tried to remove the footwell side covers, is there a trick to these as they seem very stubborn and I do not particualrly want to break anything, given Ford's pricing policy!!!
Any help would be appreciated. I assume those of you who may have installed after market amps may no the secret!