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Old 12-14-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Where do you run the wire through the firewall?

OK, running some lights from the front bumper and need to run the wires to the switch. Where do you run the lines through the firewall?

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Theres a boot on my tj. Under the steering wheel. Look at it from the engine compartment

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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Same here, pull back the carpet on the drivers side floor and there is a rubber boot grommet that goes straight into the engine compartment. Not the greatest location by the Jeep engineers since the battery is on the other side of the engine compartment.
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Here is a pic showing where I put my KC aux light switch wires through the firewall..
There is a similar hole with that styrofoam material on the passenger side...
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #5
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Here's another picture showing the styrofoam filled hole.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #6
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There are three other useful access holes in the JK firewall !!

One 2" rubber plugged, directly behind the master cyl/vacuum assist (above) and about 1ft below the steering shaft and 3" outboard-A 2½" hole with rubber plug- there's one diredtly in front of the glove box, gotta remove the box !!

All kinda holes !!

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Old 12-15-2010, 08:37 AM   #7
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WOW, thanks for the great - and quick - responses!!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:13 AM   #8
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I noticed the foam plug is on both sides. That is great as it is right by the battery and will save running the cords all over the Jeep. I did find the round 2 inch rubber plug to the right of where the steering rod goes through (I assume this is where the clutch may go through - mine is an auto). Didn't find the one behind the glove box though.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #9
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I use the same spot as daggo and usantigoon. It's very easy to push a wire coat hanger through the hole, and then just tape your wires to the hanger and pull it back through.
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I looked all over the engine side of the firewall...any pics from that side?
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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I use the same spot as daggo and usantigoon. It's very easy to push a wire coat hanger through the hole, and then just tape your wires to the hanger and pull it back through.
+1, although i havent run any on this Wrangler yet...but my 2007 was the same.

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Old 11-04-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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I looked all over the engine side of the firewall...any pics from that side?
I believe if you take off the side panel on your dash (driver's side), you'll see some wires coming through a foam-filled hole. Stick a coat hanger through it, tape your wires to it from the engine side, and pull it through.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:55 PM   #13
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Coathanger does the trick!!! Its easy.
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I don't know why you guys are even taking the side panels off, unless they changed the firewall that much-

Look at the pic of my passenger side, straight across (right) from the A/C vent, to just before the yellow sill---I've gotta 7-wire trailer cable going thru the EXISTING 1" foam filled hole there and it's the same on the drivers side-



On the drivers side in the same position-straight across (left) from the A/C vent, just before the yellow sill----see the 1" foam filled hole and they go straight thru the firewall and you can access them, just look from the front fender toward the firewall -UNDER THE COWL--



The passenger side is obviously the best, cause the battery's right there--although I don't use the battery any more, for hookup

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I looked all over the engine side of the firewall...any pics from that side?
You can't see it from that side because it comes out between the body panels. Push it through from the cabin side.
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I don't know why you guys are even taking the side panels off, unless they changed the firewall that much-

Look at the pic of my passenger side, straight across (right) from the A/C vent, to just before the yellow sill---I've gotta 7-wire trailer cable going thru the EXISTING 1" foam filled hole there and it's the same on the drivers side-
That panel pops off even easier than the vent cover.
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Heh Heh, that panel on my jeep won't come off, unless I'm in a hellofa rollover !!


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That panel pops off even easier than the vent cover.
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It pops off easier on "normal" Jeeps.
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Heh Heh, you called that one right-My jeep is ABnormal !


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It pops off easier on "normal" Jeeps.
The passenger/driver side dash panels are ¼" steel-

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