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post #27511 of 28722 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 03:51 PM
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If you're willing to go in the driver's side there's a large rubber grommet you can make a slice through behind the brake booster. I did this for a fuse block/ham radio install.


Ooooh. Thanks for the picture. That looks like a fantastic idea. I am guessing the red and black are the wires you ran.

I had been told about it, but couldn't find it. Did you have to take the brake booster off to do it?

Thanks! This is extremely helpful.
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Ooooh. Thanks for the picture. That looks like a fantastic idea. I am guessing the red and black are the wires you ran.

I had been told about it, but couldn't find it. Did you have to take the brake booster off to do it?

Thanks! This is extremely helpful.

Yes, the red and black wires are what I sent through that grommet. Iirc I cut through the grommet from inside the cabin and pushed my wires through from the cabin side but it's been a while so I'm not 100% certain. I know for sure I didn't pull anything off the firewall.

Fwiw the wire was cheap enough I ran a ground wire to try to avoid alternator noise in the ham radio. Probably overkill but it cost like $12.

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Yes, the red and black wires are what I sent through that grommet. Iirc I cut through the grommet from inside the cabin and pushed my wires through from the cabin side but it's been a while so I'm not 100% certain. I know for sure I didn't pull anything off the firewall.

Fwiw the wire was cheap enough I ran a ground wire to try to avoid alternator noise in the ham radio. Probably overkill but it cost like $12.
Perfect. I just walked out and looked at mine. Once I knew what to look for, it was pretty easy to find, and it does look like I'll be able to do it fairly easily without removing anything. I'll also be doing a ground wire, so I can have the best sound possible.

Thanks again, this is going to be a LOT easier... and involve a LOT less laying in the snow trying to find a place to put the wires!!!
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post #27514 of 28722 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 04:36 PM
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I installed a backup camera in a license plate frame and routed the cable up into the rear floor storage area and then underneath the lower driver's side door trims to the dashboard. That is the route one of the existing wiring looms takes. I can't help you get through the firewall, but the rest of the routing is easy. I assume it's the same on the passenger side for a more direct route to the battery depending on where you find a hole through the firewall. Details here:

https://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how...up-camera.html
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That is a great help for where to put the camera itself, as well as how to get power to it.
I didn't really want to drill a hole in my bumper, so this solves that issue.

Great walk-through!
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just means that one of the nuts that is welded inside the frame for the stock skid plates broke off when putting mt Hefty engine skid back on. Since you add 4 bolts to the outer corners of the aftermarket skids this is not that big an issue, but I will add a nutsert the next time I have them off.
All you broke was one of the little ones? Hell, those are useless anyway. I've broken all of those plus the 4 that hold the rad skid on. I initially drilled a large hole in the frame and was bolting things up that way, but those seized up and had to be cut off. Now I've drilled through the entire frame and just run 2 long ass-bolts up through the height of the frame.
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Bought some stock Titan UCAs and LCAs and a full set of Bilstein 5100s today ($300 schmeckles)... Couple more check boxes and I'll be ready for a mild poor-mans Titan Swap.

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post #27517 of 28722 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 04:12 PM
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Yes, the red and black wires are what I sent through that grommet. Iirc I cut through the grommet from inside the cabin and pushed my wires through from the cabin side but it's been a while so I'm not 100% certain. I know for sure I didn't pull anything off the firewall.

Fwiw the wire was cheap enough I ran a ground wire to try to avoid alternator noise in the ham radio. Probably overkill but it cost like $12.
Just ran the ground wire during my lunch break at work. I've got it from the battery to the back seat, completely hidden. Another 5-10 minutes at home, and I'll have it the rest of the way. 20-30 more after that, and I'll have the power line run as well.
Then... the bass will be strong with my Xterra...
Thanks again for your help!!!
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New OEM camshaft position sensors came in... The updated metal sleeved ones. Installed in 10 minutes. P0345 code gone.

P.S. Next time I'll listen to all the old-timers and go straight to OEM for sensors and electronics and such.

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post #27519 of 28722 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 03:17 PM
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I installed hood struts! Great mod, love it. Also look at that snow bank, looks like someone hit it pretty hard... Sucks to be them.
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Finally did the write-up on my DIY Hardcore bumper build.

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