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Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:35 pm 
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Anyone done this on a BA ( or AU if the same ) ? Its a manual so there is no cable hole to go through.
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Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:24 pm 
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hmm chef i believe , that this can be done the same way as the early e series, on the drivers side there is a rather large gromet in the firewall take the front guard off and u will see it, its quite easy to find. any way ill tear mums au apart and confirm for u if needed otherwise have a poke around for it, i got 0g thru it on the e series so id imagine its still there on the au as the engine loom runs thru it.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:20 am 
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i drilled a hole in my firewall to get a 4gauge cable through if it helps

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:06 am 
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Its good now, I poked it through the clutch cable gromet. Just need to silicon it up cos all I hear now is turbo spoolage :D
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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:20 pm 
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i hav an EL and i put it through the grommet near the brake booster :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:28 pm 
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i hav an EL and i put it through the grommet near the brake booster :wink:

yeah but commonhors are easy compared to the coon

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:21 pm 
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xr Rob wrote:
skidder wrote:
i hav an EL and i put it through the grommet near the brake booster :wink:

yeah but commonhors are easy compared to the coon


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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:08 pm 
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nah fords are easy as, theres nothin to it, that gromet u used is the clutch cable hole btw skidder :P chef, sounds like a good idea, and yea theres a million and one places to put it thru :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:15 pm 
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nah fords are easy as, theres nothin to it, that gromet u used is the clutch cable hole btw skidder :P chef, sounds like a good idea, and yea theres a million and one places to put it thru :D

yeah its not all that bad a little harder if u have a manual but yeah the big one over to the left of the brake booster is the way to go if your not keen on drilling good luck all

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:48 pm 
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yea i have 0g running thru the bonnet release, as well as the power for my alarm siren and switch feeds among other cables and there is still plenty of room :D

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:09 pm 
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By the sounds of it chef its too late but just my two cents anyway...
I did a BA install over the weekend and was tossing up between the clutch grommet and where the main loom goes. Decided loom plug would be the best option as the clutch grommet is in the middle of nowhere. Leaving it as the second option if the loom plug was too hard. As it turns out the loom plug way was waaaaay to easy to do, and is far neater in the engine bay, and really even though it's hidden inside the car on both routes, is realistically neater on the inside as its already on the side of the car.

Just a quick step by step on what i did.

remove fuse panel cover
remove kick panel- side strip. 3 clips behind and a christmas tree clip.
the loom plug has three connecters on it- disconnect these.
pull rubber plug from body.
pierce a new hole in the grommet (rubber plug) to the side of the main loom with a stanly knife.
run a few feet of cable through grommet
grab a thin piece of wire and send it through hole in body (not through grommet - just through the hole where the grommet plugs in to)
stick your hand down from under the bonnet and grab the wire (personally thought this step would be the killer - honestly took 30 seconds!)
tape your cable to the wire.
and pull it on through.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:07 pm 
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thanks sikef6, I might re do it that way on the weekend, sounds easier than it looks
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Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:13 pm 
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theres also a grommet on the passengers side just under the carpet. I run my power wire and boost gauge tubing through it.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:56 am 
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CHEF wrote:
Its good now, I poked it through the clutch cable gromet. Just need to silicon it up cos all I hear now is turbo spoolage :D


And you want to get rid of that noise???????? :)

 

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