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Wires from Engine Compartment into dash..

What do I need to remove to that??

It started ****ing raining on me after I dropped two 10mm ratchet sets removing some of the computer stuff, hoping it would get into the dash..

I've gotta get into the dash to hook my backup lights up to the switch!!

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its raining again right now. florida sucks
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Well considering I got in from work at 12:30 sat around, did some erands, I would of started on the truck around 3pm, started raining 8pm.

5 hours into it, I still wasn't finished.

Part of it had to do with playing with the dog, and drilling through 1/4 inch metal to mount the brackets.

I went and got myself a underbody dolly too for $20.00, it has saved my back from a rakeing!

Just grab ahold of the frame and push or pull, and lets not even bother mentioning how far I could shoot myself with my legs.. lol..

-rubs sore spot on head-
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its raining again right now. florida sucks

ha, rain is so much better then this we got today....
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Any tips on gett'n them wires into the dash??

I'm goin from the power distrubtor box, (those little screw things there.) to the radio basicly... Thats where the switch will be.
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Poke a hole in one of the factory grommets. That's the easiest way to do it.
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That dosnt make any sense to me travis??

ATM I've got the middle dash out, and just need to get the wires into the middle dash area coming from the engine compartment..

I'll have to take a better look in the morning..

Also, quick question.

When I removed the power distributor box, there are three long *** bolts that hook up some power/computer **** to the other fuse box I think...

Well I dropped two 10mm ratchet adapters down there, they fell and clinked onto metal, but I can't findem!! LOL!!

So far my truck has a 1/4" nut in it somewhere, a screw, a dead bumble bee that a wasp tricked into the wiper compartment and beat the **** out of, (THat was an interesting sound...) and I think theres a dime stuck somewhere else, lol..
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Wow man. That's way more work than neccessary. There's a rubber grommet where a cable(might be speedo) comes through the firewall. You cut or drill a small hole to run the wires through from the engine compartment. Pull the stereo or the whole bezel and pull the wires up through. Zip ties are your friend.
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Damnit, I didn't want to be told that..


Cause I've lost two 10mm ratchet thingys!!

LOL!!

My dremmel is my friend, so far it's started 4 holes for me in the metal, lol..
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