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Author Topic: Searching for access hole in 2008 Dodge Ram 1500  (Read 2815 times)
N8EUI
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« on: December 20, 2017, 06:07:59 AM »

Hey there everyone,
I want to install a two meter rig in my '08 Dodge Ram. Does anyone know of any firewall access holes to snake a power line to the cab interior?

Thanks,
Tom, N8EUI
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G8YMW
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 11:20:06 AM »

I don't know if I'm going to be any help as that motor was not sold in the UK (There are some but they were private imports).
I was wondering if it was sold as a right hand drive (Australia?)

My own thought is to look at the brake pedal where it goes through the bulkhead / firewall.
There might be room to put another hole in the rubber to thread the DC wire through
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N8EUI
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 01:12:09 PM »

Hi G8YMW,
No, it's a left hand drive truck. However, now that you mention it, I do recall reading about a pre-drilled hole near the brake master cylinder with a grommet. I'll look there to see if that holds true.

Thanks,
Tom, N8EUI
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K3GM
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 05:51:46 PM »

Several generations of the Ram have been equippped with an access hole.  It is there for the clutch mechanism if you have a manual transmission.  For auto trans, the hole is covered with a plastic plate that snaps into to the hole.  It is located just beside the brake booster.  You should be able to see the round hole from under the dash.  Its very possible that plug is covered on the engine side of the firewall with a foil covered tar patch.  I know Ford has covered their plastic plug cover with a similar tar patch perhaps to conform with new safety requirements.  From the passenger compartment, the hole is up pretty high, so look carefully.  It could be covered over with insulation, and may have just a perforation in the facing.  Also, for what it's worth, my 2nd generation Ram had plugs on the floor pan on either seat, so that could be another possibility.
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N8EUI
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 07:17:46 AM »

Thanks K3GM for the info. I'll check it out this weekend.
'73, N8EUI
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 06:19:33 PM »

I have a 2007 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab & I punched out one of the metal plugs under the rear seat on the drivers side.I have my coax cables & power cables running thru it.I also cut the carpet a bit so all of those cables could be brought into the cab from that punched out hole.It has been this way since 207 just after I purchased the truck New.I use wire ties where the cables & wires enter the truck body under the truck & inside the cab under the seat once they have entered the cab so it keeps tension on them & keeps them together.Works well for me with a little room to spare if more cables or wires are needed later.  Grin

Clayton
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N8EUI
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 10:43:34 AM »

Thanks, Clayton for the idea. I'll give it a try.
Tom, N8EUI
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