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Where is there an accessible hole in the firewall? I cant seem to find one and i cant find anything on here with any information either. I am running a wire for my off-road lights.
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Where is there an accessible hole in the firewall? I cant seem to find one and i cant find anything on here with any information either. I am running a wire for my off-road lights.
cut a slit in the hood latch thing, its to the left of the brake pedal i think.
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i just drilled a hole in the firewall. i put in driving lights and a tach this week
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thats wat i did drill a hole
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i just drilled a hole in the firewall.
That is what I did as well. The hole is in the drivers side. You just have to be careful where you locate the hole. I used a bi-metal hole saw. I put in a rubber grommet and used wire loom inside of the grommet hole. I also used some 3M duct seal putty so there would be no way to get water inside of the cab. It keeps out the outside air also.
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i wouldnt just "drill a hole" without making sure it sealed........

that would be like putting a hole in a coke can to hang it from my belt with a wire and expecting it not to leak allover my pants.
rofl idk..

go with what i said, its easy todo.
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cut a slit in the hood latch thing, its to the left of the brake pedal i think.
That is what I did.
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if the hole is small enough it can bb sealed with a compression grommet a little black pice of rubber with a hole in the middle of it for the wire.
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On my 02 ranger I found a hole with a rubber plug already in it just below the clutch pedal. I have no idea what it is for but it worked perfect and I was able to reinstall the plug no problem. Like I said, look down below the firewall and see what you can find. In the cab I had to peel back the insulation to get to the hole but it wasnt to bad. This way you dont have to drill anymore holes.
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in my old ranger i ran the wires for the baja lights and the cb through the plug for the clutch (my ranger was an automatic) the bodys were similar and had the same holes so i could do that.
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I did it. I just used a screw driver and popped the boot out that the hood latch goes through. I did this from the engine side. I pushed the wires through and then I put the boot back in. It looks to have a pretty good seal.
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I piggy backed some wires on the hood latch for my efan/OHC.
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