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Old 03-25-2004, 08:47 AM   #1
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i'm assuming as far as firewall grommets and wiring all rex's are the same...? however, which one are people using? the one under the driver side pedals? cause i did that but now the grommet is out and i can hear everything in my engine bay.... and it sounds ghetto as hell. anyone have any suggestions?


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Old 03-25-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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Cut an X in the grommet and run the wires through the hole.
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Old 03-25-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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ding ding ding!
of course, you'll be sad if you didn't do that to start with and have to re-run a lot of stuff. Something I've seen after my last big audio-install... there were many huge-ass wires coming through, too much for the gromet to handle, so the installer used this sort of gummy gray putty stuff to fill in the gap. around the wires. I have no idea what it's called or where you'd get it, of course.
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Old 03-25-2004, 10:47 AM   #4
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Butyl Rubber will help fill the gap. Try a bike-tire patch kit!

I haven't done this, but it will probably work A-OK.
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:06 AM   #5
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Home Depot sells a block of this stuff in the HVAC section.
It looks kinda like a block of C4 (if you watch movies). It's a putty called "Pug Duct Seal".

It's moldable and will plug the hole nicely. WHen it dries it is practically permanant. May or may not be a good thing.
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Old 03-25-2004, 05:30 PM   #6
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Cut an X in the grommet and run the wires through the hole.
assuming you still have the stock grommet? if so this is your best bet.

and yes this is where I ran wire, etc.

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assuming you still have the stock grommet? if so this is your best bet.
i pushed the stock one through by accident and looked under the car and it wasn't there i'm assuming it got stuck in the undercarriage somwhere, so i just bought a new one... but luckily i only ran one wire so far... so this is what i'll be doing at work today


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Old 03-26-2004, 09:27 AM   #8
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it probably fell on the little "shelf" that is under the brake booster. You can't see it from above or below, you just have to feel for it from under the car. -Unless you've driven it since then.
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Old 03-27-2004, 10:01 PM   #9
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Take the intercooler off. It makes life a hell of a lot easier when running wires around the engine bay.

And I use the dirver side gromet too. Cut a slit in it and fed the wires threw.

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