I'm trying to install the spod I just got, and have the switches installed, wire run down to the side panel, try to put the white connecter through the grey piece then through the foam, but it doesn't fit through the grey piece.
I'm stuck with a square peg that doesn't fit in the round hole.
I have a stick, so the clutch hole is a no go. Am I missing something simple here?
You run it down the inside of the a puller and then it goes through the firewall right behind the dash. Here is what I did... I pulled the plug out in the engine compartment and then ran a small wire from the engine compartment into the can.. Tied it to the spod wire and pulled it trough. That is the easiest way to do it because it is high in the dash! My 2c
The instructions you received should point out a rubber grommet you can cut/remove from the engine-side. Go from that side and push through a piece of wire (I bent a clothes hanger) - it's hard to tell what I'm looking at in your picture, but it should pop out behind that and lower down I believe.
Once you've got the wire, tape or zip tie the cable to it and wiggle it back through.
By coincidence I installed my spod tonight and saw this before I went to the garage so I took a pic. I have a 6pd manual. From engine side I pulled the rubber grommet in the picture (upper right side of engine compartment) and ran a dummy wire into the cabin (super easy). Then taped the spod harness to the dummy wire and pulled it back through. Takes some finagling but its really not bad. I hope that helps! I'll post pics in separate reply in a second...
Any chance you could post a pic from the cabin side of where it comes through?
I'll try to get a pic and post later but its tight quarters. I just pushed some solid 14ga house elec wire from the inside of the engine compartment and the wire went right through...almost no resistance. Have you tried that? It comes out above and to the left of the clutch pedal.
Looks like I was an idiot. I kept trying to figure out from the cab side where to feed it. Should have just stuck something in the hole and wiggled it around a little like a good jeeper
I think you'll be surprised hoe easily a lead wire will go through from the engine side. Tape the spod harness well with elec tape and it should pull through pretty easy. You'll have to work it a little to get it all the way through but it's not too bad. Post pics when you're done!
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