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Author Topic: Routing Power Cables in Honda Accords  (Read 447 times)
WB9NXY
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« on: July 25, 2002, 12:17:01 PM »

I have an '86 Accord in which I would like to mount VHF/UHF Motorola radios. I've searched the firewall for an opening through which to route power cables directly to the battery, but I haven't found anything. Can anyone help me locate holes in the firewall/route the cables. My preference is to connect straight to the battery (using standard Motorola in-line fuses) and not to connect to the Honda fuse block.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2002, 01:04:33 PM »

My wife's Acura is very similar to your Honda. I routed the wires through an existing blank grommet just behind the heater core. It is a little difficult to get to as there is only about 1/2" to spare. The grommet is hard to see from the engine compartment as it is hidden by the wiring harness.

Alan, KØBG
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WB9NXY
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2002, 09:07:27 PM »

Hi Alan,

  Thank you for the suggestion. I looked at the Accord over the weekend and, sure enough, there is a large (approx. 2.5cm) hole and grommet in the firewall as you indicated. I popped out the plug and noticed that the hole was backed by what appeared to be a layer of insulation on the inside of the car. I'll try routing wires this weekend.

 Thanks again,

  Mike, WB9NXY
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