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I have checked all the threads and been to LegendTuner.com but I still haven't found an easy way through the firewall for my 8 gage amp power wire. Does anyone know a way though that doesn't involve drilling? This is on a 1995 GS sedan.

I hate to spend $100 for install just because I don't want to drill!
 

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Don't know how similar on the G2 from the G1

But in my G1 I fed my 8 Guage throught the main cable bundle on the left side of the engine bay.
Where the cables leave the engine bay I found I had to remove part of the wheel well liner to access the entry point into the cabin. I made a small cut on the rubber liner around the cable bundle, used a bit of detergent and it went in like a charm.
 

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Use the throttle cable hole. Slide out the black cannister near the brake booster for easier access. Pull the cable through the footwell and run the wire along the door sills & under the back seat into the trunk (remove the bottom of the back seat)
 

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Don't talk to me about drilling.. arrhhh!! I ran 0-gauge wire to the back, yep, ZERO, thick as a garden hose! I didn't bother even looking for anywhere to run it through, I already had the drill assembled with the proper bit.

I ran the wire into the wheel well through a gromet near the firewall-driver side, took off the fender and drilled through at a spot a little higher and further towards the firewall from the kickpanel fuse panel. This was good, until I went a little too deep with the drill (when it gave way) and shredded a couple of wires in my main wire harness (not to mention all the sparks I saw).

I seriously thought I'm going to have major problems now. Turned out that I only damaged a couple fo the wires that run to the driver door lock switch (the one that locks all the doors in the car).

Till this day I havn't fixed it yet as it's almost impossiblek to get to the damage without taking half my dash apart and removing my fuse panel and clutch pedal. After looking at my wiring diagram, I decided I'm going to find the wires where they go into the driver door, cut them... and find them where htey enter the door lock control unit (easy to reacH), but them and bridge them with an entire new set of wires. Will save me a big headache and a **** load of time.

Had to express my feelings on the drill!!! Wasn't careful enough. At least I got the 0-gauge wire running nicely to the back :D

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After weeks of looking, trying to avoid the drill, I finally found the hole I needed. I, too, had the problem of my wire ending up behind the fender. I found the small grommet with a single wire coming though it today. It will be hard to explain, although maybe this picture can help. If you take your finger and feel behind this harness you will feel a single wire coming through a grommet. I used a straightened clothes hanger taped to the end of the 8 gage wire and worked it though the grommet right next ot the existing wire. This brought the wire into that area behind the fender. I fed enough wire through so that I could grab the wire and pull it out though the opening when the door was open. I then untaped it and put the clothes hanger down through the hole behind the charcoal canister. I fed the clothes hanger out so I could retape it, and pulled the hanger and wire out through into the engine bay! I am so happy I didn't have to drill!

PS, don't make fun of my 10 gage, I am only running a single 140 amp!

check out the pic I posted here: http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8797
 

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I can't seem to find the hole through the firewall near the throttle cable that was mentioned several times... Does anybody know what I'm talking about, and if so, where the hell did you run the amp cable through? I can drill if necessary, i just don't want to go buy an extension cord :D
 

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Did you see my attached photo of the spot where the wire goes through? (It is in the linked thread)
 

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Lol, i got fed uptrying to find an existing hole and just drilled one next to the steering column.. thanks tho
 

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firewal hole for cables!!

I found the perfect hole for cables through the firewall on my 95 sedan. it´s not an easy job but it´s the best way. i put 5 cables and an big amp cable trough it. and i can put more if i want.
you need to remove the cables and the black box on the left side of the engine bay near the abs. under it you will find a big black sock. where all the cables from the engine go to the ecm.make a little hole in it an put there a strong flexible cable(pipe) through it.
afther a few minutes of trying you will come out under the glove box behind the airco. then make the cables you want on the strong pipe an put it back slowly. now you have your cables in the engine bay.

good luck
 

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i went through the passengerside
i thought the hole over there was much easier to get through, plus i'm running a lot of wires thru it

i just have it covered in loom and zip tied to the stock bar
 

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WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!

Don´t bother trying to get through the firewall! I ran 2x4guage cable on the underside of the car with the brakelines back to the trunk and got inside it through the 2 big water drain plastic plugs. I ran the cable inside a plastic protective pipe (like these pipes that cover the engine harness). I have tightened it with cable clips and it´s working very good. With huge cable diameters there´s no other way to get into the trunk, because you´d still have to get through the interieur when getting through the firewall.

So run the cable from the battery down below the brake fluid reservoir to the brake lines undersides. Follow the until getting over the rear axis and enter the trunk via the drain plugs and you´ll be fine.

P.S. Mine is a sedan too.
 
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