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hokie822 01-15-2007 08:09 AM

Where Do u run the wiring? Windshield Lights
 
I am thinking about installing a set of lights on my windshield posts, and am curious how you guys are running the wires. I have seen one guy that drilled holes in the windshield post and I was not impressed. Thanks for the advice.

Unlimited 01-15-2007 09:52 AM

I ground out a small area on each side of the lip on the cowling and ran the wires through there and then down into the engine compartment. I'll get some pics up later today.

bluvikng 01-15-2007 11:53 AM

You can also run the wires through the plate that your windshield wipers come out of. Just remove the plate, and do your wiring. Replace the plate, keeping your wires side by side, which presses them into the rubber molding. No drilling, no grinding, and very simple. I also used about a foot long piece of wire, with one end sharpened, to make a hole in one of the rubber boots, through the firewall. If you tape your wires to the end of the rod, you can pull them through, easily.

binaryking 01-15-2007 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by hokie822 (Post 45962)
I am thinking about installing a set of lights on my windshield posts, and am curious how you guys are running the wires. I have seen one guy that drilled holes in the windshield post and I was not impressed. Thanks for the advice.

The windshield wiper plate is the way to go. Cleanest install and you don't have to ruin anything to do it.

Unlimited 01-16-2007 09:57 AM

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This is how I did it....

BKTJ 01-16-2007 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Unlimited (Post 46229)
This is how I did it....

I ran mine very similar to this but behind the winshield hinge and under the cowl from there. Can't see the wires after the hinge. Really nice and clean.

abw0004 12-27-2009 09:28 PM

For those that ran the wire through the bottom of the windshield, did the car leak afterwards?


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