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#288471 - 09/12/02 10:05 AM getting thru the firewall
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Hey gang..
2 questions:
1 - I am about to set up my fog lights and need to get thru the fire wall for the switch; where is the best place to go thru?? This is my first electrical job on the X, so I have very little clue where to find it, so if you know, please be specific so I dont F*&k it up. ..
2 - I want to use the ignition 'hot' as my input to the switch.. anyone know how I can find the right wire? The diagram that came with the lights says go straight to the battery, but I say ney-ney. I have a relay and not have a chance of draining the battery..

Thanks again and hope to hear from someone soon smile
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#288472 - 09/12/02 10:36 AM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Best place is the gromet on the passanger side of the engine is a good place to run wire. You will need a metal coat hanger.
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#288473 - 09/12/02 10:48 AM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Originally posted by Chia:
You will need a metal coat hanger.
What if we don't live in a trailer ?
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#288474 - 09/12/02 10:56 AM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Originally posted by Chia:
[b]You will need a metal coat hanger.
What if we don't live in a trailer ?[/b]
Just wait a few months. laugh
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#288475 - 09/12/02 11:11 AM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Hell I went to wally world and got some for a buck. Anyways I live in a high priced apartment. that i got a really good deal on.
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#288476 - 09/12/02 11:43 AM Re: getting thru the firewall
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It's obvious my reply was not nearly as funny as I thought it was an hour ago.

Of course I have been up for 26 hours, so everything just seems funny [Freak]
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#288477 - 09/12/02 12:02 PM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Best place is the gromet on the passanger side of the engine is a good place to run wire. You will need a metal coat hanger.
As far as I know, that's about the only easily accessible place to run wire to the inside of the truck. As far as using the ignition as your 12v source, just run a wire to/from the fusebox. Use the diagram on the door of the fuse box to find the ignition. It's pretty simple actually.
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#288478 - 09/12/02 03:34 PM Re: getting thru the firewall
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Originally posted by xoc:
It's obvious my reply was not nearly as funny as I thought it was an hour ago.

Of course I have been up for 26 hours, so everything just seems funny [Freak]
Mine wasn't so funny either now that I think a little bit deeper about it. Sorry dude, it was kind of cold.
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