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First off your going to need a few things..: an old metal hanger cut to a piece 6"-12" long,a flashlight, and electrical tape or duct tape.
First your going to get down so you can freely look under your dash with the flashlight. It may be necessary to remove the big plastic cover under the dash where your knees are.
What you are looking for is anywhere that there are existing wires in bundles going through rubber grommets, before you do anything else, look carefully and see if you can find a rubber grommet blank ( no wires), if there is none to be found, then we are going to use an occupied grommet.
If you do find a blank, find that grommet on the opposing side of the firewall. Once you have found it, grab your hanger rod and wire. Take your wire end and overlap the end of the rod and tape it securely to the rod.... Now you have a giant sewing needle to push through the blank grommet and pull the wire through.
If you do not have a blank and just occupied grommets, take your hanger rod and put a very slight bend in it, 10*~15* . Tape your wire to the end of the rod. Your going to move your wires to the side a bit and use your giant needle and push through the grommet along side the wires with it curving back outward so you do not cut any wires.

I hope this was very helpful and not complicated

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

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