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Old 01-03-2007
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^^ yea i like that...i am going to order some tomorrow...
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^^ yea i like that...i am going to order some tomorrow...
Before you go to all of that trouble, keep in mind that silicone caulk is much cheaper, just as effective, available in colors or clear, and is removeable if you want to re-wire or add to it. Since the area you will be drilling isn't visible when the hood is popped, you might as well save the $10 a hole you'll spend getting fancy grommets shipped to your door. After-all, the wire is already shielded, and that particular area isn't prone to weather or other abuse. You only need to secure the wire and seal the hole. Not make it bulletproof, airtight, and pretty.

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The grommets are more to protect the wire's insulation from getting cut by the sheetmetal than they are to make things airtight and such. I'd imagine silicone caulk could do the same thing, but it might be kinda messy and you'd have to get the caulk between the insulation and the sheet metal, which could turn out to be difficult.
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Radio Shack normally stocks an assortment of these, usually in the drawers of electronic parts (LED's, etc.)


I made rubber grommets using an old mouse pad for spots underneath the truck when I ran my CB radio antenna wire.
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electrical asile at HD or Lowes they look like this.http://quickcar.net/electric/57810.html
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holy crap this is an old thread

i love being an installer having all of these grommets, heat shrink tubing at my disposal
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yea i saw it and saw no one using good grommets. i have alot but am running low gotta order some up soon.
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