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Battery Relocation to Trunk


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109037 posted 03/14/04 12:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm having some trouble with my battery relocation. Specifically, I can't get the damn wire from the engine bay into the passenger compartment. I'm trying to snake it through the hole under the fuse box (big rubber grommet) along side the shock tower and supposedly it comes out somewhere near the ECU.

So far I've managed to send it up into the A-pillar, and curled it up near the door hinges, but not out under the dash.

Anybody got some hints?

Thanks in advance.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109038 posted 03/14/04 01:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wire it under the car. along the aws lines.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109039 posted 03/14/04 01:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had the same problem when I did mine... I just ducked taped the wire to a stick (anything that is strong can be used) and I pushed the wire through with that.... [Smile] It worked good for me, adn Im sure it will work for you... Good luck!!!

EDIT>>>> I actually used the old tie town bar from the battery... [Smile]


Jason

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109040 posted 03/14/04 01:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Or if you own a uni-bit, drill a hole in the firewall just a tad bit larger than the power wire you plan to use.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109041 posted 03/14/04 01:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I actually routed my buddies power wire throught the shift cable grommet on his 93 talon. I pulled the shift cables out, and cut a hole in the big grommet where the cables go through. It was hard, but it seemed to work good.

Also, if you don't mind cutting a hole in your firewall, you could run a Bulkhead fitting. Other buddy did that on his talon.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109042 posted 03/14/04 02:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ryan, jack up the car, pull off the passenger front tire and pull the fender liner that goes along the top of the inside of the wheelwell. There is a *huge* grommet you can poke the wire through. It comes out just above the ecu. From there just run it through the interior of the car.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109043 posted 03/14/04 08:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ran the cable from the original, through the wire wall via the main harness grommet. It's a bit tight there and you want to be extremely careful pulling the wire through. There is also the A/C grommet, which is hard to reach from the inside of the car. Then there is the shifter cable grommet, which is more tricky because there is a metal bracket which retains that grommet. I would worry that any modification there may cause slop in the cables.

You could just break out whole saw.

Once through the fire wall, the routing is fairly easy. If you pull your carpet up on the drivers side, you will notice many nylon brackets which route wires to the rear of the car for brakes, ABS, fuel pump, ect. What's neat about this is that if you pull up the carpet on the passenger side you find many of the same nylon brackets. But on the passenger side, there aren't any wires running through them! It's the perfect route to the back and under the rear seat to the trunk. Pop the rear seat out and look under the carpet along the frame rails. You will see what I am talking about.

Hope this helps.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109044 posted 03/14/04 08:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I will have VFAQ on this in a bit since I am getting to do this...So, just wait, Ryan [Razz]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109045 posted 03/14/04 09:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Ryan, jack up the car, pull off the passenger front tire and pull the fender liner that goes along the top of the inside of the wheelwell. There is a *huge* grommet you can poke the wire through. It comes out just above the ecu. From there just run it through the interior of the car.
yup. that is the place. i am STILL running stuff thru there. i think you can stick your ARM thru the hole. it is perfect.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109046 posted 03/14/04 09:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
how are you guys tapping to the main harness up front> are you tapping to ground in the trunk? also are you just removing the pos. battery terminal end and srewing in the new harness.anyone have close up pics of there handy work in the engine compartment? thanks

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109047 posted 03/14/04 10:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I ran my fuel pump rewire through that general area (fender liner) but I couldn't locate that giant grommet. It must be too big! I ended up drilling through down by the passenger footwell towards the fender.

Well, I'll give it another look today. I can't really run it any other way because I've got just enough of this 0-gauge wire.

OH yeah, the connector (thin copper) on the main broke off... it had a crack 1/2 way across the bend. [Frown]

Thanks all!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109048 posted 03/14/04 10:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hertz-dawg: Since I got mad luv for ya, I went out and started doing this. Here is what you do in pics...

1) Take off wheel...



2) Take off fender liner. Three bolts broke <img border="0" title="" alt="" src="images/graemlins/mad.gif" /> Will use self tappers in the same area to hold it on, I guess..



3) Pass wire thru this hole first from engine bay side




4) This is the big ass grommet hole. Ummm...yeah, thats pretty cool. You could miss this..if you were Ray Charles or Steve Wonder, foo!



Before anyone asks why it looks all wet and shiny, I washed it after I took that liner off, I am allergic to dust and dirt. Yes, like turbowop! <img border="0" alt="" title="" src="graemlins/applause.gif" />


Edited by Hertz (03/09/07 03:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109049 posted 03/14/04 10:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ran my batt cable through on the passenger side. I removed the washer bottle and drilled a hole through the firewall. It comes out behind the glove box.
Mike R.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109050 posted 03/14/04 11:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://bbrake10.freeservers.com/photo.html

I put this VFAQ together real quick a while back, it may help.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109051 posted 03/14/04 11:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
5) Drop glovebox down by removing passengers side tab on it. Bust out the coathanger and poke a hole thru the grommet pictured above and feed coathanger thru all the way on the inside of the car behind glovebox. Then attach wire to coathanger using duct tape (red green is da man) and go back around to the fender well and start pulling...





6) peeka-boo! I See you! <img border="0" alt="" title="" src="graemlins/applause.gif" />



Edited by Hertz (03/09/07 03:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109052 posted 03/14/04 11:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that NSX yours, Northern ? You and I did it the same way, crap I wasted all this time taking pics for Hertz! Just kidding, I will do up a VFAQ as well on my site...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109053 posted 03/14/04 11:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ha sorry, you were going to town with the pictures I debated even posting the link. Very similar method for routing used though and it works great.

And the NSX mine? No. [Bawling]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109054 posted 03/14/04 08:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You both rule. [Big Grin]

Should I still try and ground the batt on the frame if I'm keeping my spare?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109055 posted 03/14/04 09:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ryan, I have mine grounded to the shock tower. It works fine so long as you sand down the paint to bare metal to get good conductivity(sp?).

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Edited by Hertz (03/09/07 03:44 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109056 posted 03/14/04 09:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Like turbowop I grounded mine to a shock tower bolt and have had no problems since. I was originally planning on going down to the frame, but the shock tower has worked perfect so I saw no reason to change it.

As you've probably heard, DO NOT ground on a bumper bolt. It seems like a great place, but does not work at all.

BTW: Nice set up turbowop. [Applause]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109057 posted 03/14/04 10:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Jesus! Is there nothing that isn't immaculate on Turbowop's car [Roll Eyes]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109058 posted 03/14/04 11:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Okay, I got the wire threaded through into the car, and I follow that nice little passthough in the forward seat rail -- now, how do I get around the seatbelt (auto) behind the passenger seat? I want to go over it (easy) but it looks like it could interfere with the belt. Anyone go under it?

Also, anyone (Mark?) have suggestions as to a good place to get terminals for 0 gauge?

Thanks for all your help guys. This board has been much more helpful since it changed servers. [Wink]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109059 posted 03/15/04 12:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Hertz:
Also, anyone (Mark?) have suggestions as to a good place to get terminals for 0 gauge?

I bought mine at an auto-electric store in town.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109060 posted 03/15/04 01:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright, I just ordered a Bussman 135 amp circuit breaker and a couple terminals from darvex.com.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 109061 posted 03/15/04 07:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
quote:
Before anyone asks why it looks all wet and shiny, I washed it after I took that liner off, I am allergic to dust and dirt. Yes, like turbowop!
ahhh, but the T-wop would also have polished the spring and strut. AND, armor all the fender liner.

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