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Best wire feedthru to use for front passenger compartment

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Can someone recommend a seal location that I could use to pass some wires from the front of the car into the cockpit? Also what's required to get that location.
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Glovebox between the seats or front of the CF tub grommet.


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Did the glovebox (lol) between the seats, but need to go from the front bumper to the passenger compartment.
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Sorry, my updated reply did not post.

From front of car into cabin, front of the CF tub grommet. Its located on the passenger side of the NA car.
If working from underside of car, removal of vented radiator panel is required. If front hood is removed, should be able to access grommet from above.

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Sounds great! Since the hood is coming off then it should be a breeze.
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Has anyone figured out a way to feed a wire through the front grommet without puncturing the rubber grommet itself? I assume it is heat sealed to the fabric wrapped cable bundle?
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I have a special tool I've used in the past that works great. When I get to my shop I'll send a pic. It's a tube mounted in a screwdriver styled handle that has a hole through it. The end of the tube is tapered and polished smooth so you can push it through the grommet. Then you pass your wires through the tool.

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So the plan is to puncture through the cloth wrap in and out but not disturb the rubber grommet? I suppose if done right that tool wouldn’t puncture the covering for any of the wires inside as long as you were gentle.
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Haven't seen the grommet yet, but generally the pass thru isn't fused and you would merely go between. I use electrical wire grease (the stuff used to pull bundle of wire in metal conduit) to lubricate the tool prior to using it. It would be a first for me if it doesn't work since I've used this on some pretty exotic cars. I'll keep you tuned when I do it later in the week.
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Haven't seen the grommet yet, but generally the pass thru isn't fused and you would merely go between. I use electrical wire grease (the stuff used to pull bundle of wire in metal conduit) to lubricate the tool prior to using it. It would be a first for me if it doesn't work since I've used this on some pretty exotic cars. I'll keep you tuned when I do it later in the week.
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DocRon posted good pics of it here: https://www.4c-forums.com/13-electro...ew-camera.html. I assume it is fused to the loom otherwise he wouldn’t have punctured the hole.
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