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Old 01-26-2012, 07:11 PM
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Default How to run speaker wire through the door

I am wiring up a 4-channel amp, and I was wondering if anybody knew the best way to get the speaker wire from the backseat (where the amp is) into each door. I haven't really looked at it yet but I thought I would ask on here first. I know there are the rubber grommets that the wires for the speakers go through from the head unit, and the power windows/power locks wires go through there. But it looks like they end up behind the dash.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:15 PM
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i ran it through the rubber gromet/hose the stock wiring went through. took a bit of negotiating and several choice swear words, but i got it. from there, i went down behind the kick panels on either side and then ran under the carpet to the back wall, then up to the amp
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:23 PM
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I used a metal coat hanger. I taped the wire on the end and pulled it through.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:51 PM
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I used a metal coat hanger. I taped the wire on the end and pulled it through.
Heh, its actually really easy to remove the grommets from the sheetmetal and push it through with your fingers.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:54 PM
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i ran it through the rubber gromet/hose the stock wiring went through. took a bit of negotiating and several choice swear words, but i got it. from there, i went down behind the kick panels on either side and then ran under the carpet to the back wall, then up to the amp
I done the same thing. I managed to get 3 runs of 12awg to each door. Used quite a few choice words
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:21 PM
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Small wire threw... zip tie on big wire and pull threw, cut zip tie.. easy as pie.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:44 PM
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16 gauge speaker wire is plenty large enough.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: How to run speaker wire through the door

As a matter of fact... a professional installer as myself still finds the rudimentary metal coat hanger and electrical tape the easiest method for that. Some techniques just stand the test of time.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:23 AM
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Heh, its actually really easy to remove the grommets from the sheetmetal and push it through with your fingers.
I find it easier to do it that way. Sorry if my no talent ways offend the holy one him self.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:54 AM
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:32 PM
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:15 PM
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Oh... came after my comment... thought you might have been talking about me...

damn... buzzkill.

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