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Author Topic: Wire through 2003 Grand Am firewall  (Read 943 times)
NK0E
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« on: May 30, 2005, 07:37:19 AM »

Has anybody out there found a decent way to get a power cable through the firewall of a late-model Pontiac Grand Am? I'm not opposed to drilling, but I haven't managed to find any obvious good places to drill.

73,

Dave NK0E
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 10:35:44 AM »

 There probably isn't a good route. When I've had to drill, I used a punch to mark from the passenger side. If you dimple the metal enough, it will be easy to see from the engine side, and to see if there is anything in the way before you drill.

I purchased a 3/4" hole drill designed for metal, and a drill extension from Ace hardware for under $15. It takes about 5 minutes to drill the hole. I use a grommet to protect the wire, and a little body putty to seal it up.

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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2005, 06:06:33 PM »

hi,

Take a look at the hood release cable path.

Most of the time it runs past the battery before it reaches the front of the car.

73 james
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