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Firewall wire routing, any tips?

I'm installing a front cam and wanted to know how everyone else has routed wires from the engine bay to the inside. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
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I'm installing a front cam and wanted to know how everyone else has routed wires from the engine bay to the inside. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
This is what I did for my front camera.
I have the CHR558 lockpick and after bad luck with cheap forward looking camera's, went with this little guy

https://camera-source.com/products/u...ide-camera-kit

It's small and very waterproof. I installed mine low for best parking assistance. As far as trying to get through the firewall, I found a much easier route. If you open the passenger door, there is a body plug in the front lower door frame. take off the interior kick panel and run a coat hanger through the foam insulation. Make a small hole in the body plug, and there you go. I cleaned it up with flexible wire conduit that I zipped tied in place on the inside of the body plug, so it wouldn't pull out. From there, you can run the wires (in the conduit) through the door jam into the engine compartment. I had to remove some of the screws attaching the fender liner. This doesn't interfere with the door at all.
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Re: Firewall wire routing, any tips?

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This is what I did for my front camera.
I have the CHR558 lockpick and after bad luck with cheap forward looking camera's, went with this little guy

https://camera-source.com/products/u...ide-camera-kit

It's small and very waterproof. I installed mine low for best parking assistance. As far as trying to get through the firewall, I found a much easier route. If you open the passenger door, there is a body plug in the front lower door frame. take off the interior kick panel and run a coat hanger through the foam insulation. Make a small hole in the body plug, and there you go. I cleaned it up with flexible wire conduit that I zipped tied in place on the inside of the body plug, so it wouldn't pull out. From there, you can run the wires (in the conduit) through the door jam into the engine compartment. I had to remove some of the screws attaching the fender liner. This doesn't interfere with the door at all.
Slick install. I like it!
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Re: Firewall wire routing, any tips?

Any pictures of where/how you tapped power under the hood?
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Any pictures of where/how you tapped power under the hood?
I don't. I with the CHR558 it supplies power and ground at the unit. On the MY14 I know at the main power distribution block under the hood there is good point under the cover. I'll take a picture when I get home.
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Any pictures of where/how you tapped power under the hood?
Check out the left side of the fuse box. There is a great power point there.
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This is what I did for my front camera.
I have the CHR558 lockpick and after bad luck with cheap forward looking camera's, went with this little guy

https://camera-source.com/products/u...ide-camera-kit

It's small and very waterproof. I installed mine low for best parking assistance. As far as trying to get through the firewall, I found a much easier route. If you open the passenger door, there is a body plug in the front lower door frame. take off the interior kick panel and run a coat hanger through the foam insulation. Make a small hole in the body plug, and there you go. I cleaned it up with flexible wire conduit that I zipped tied in place on the inside of the body plug, so it wouldn't pull out. From there, you can run the wires (in the conduit) through the door jam into the engine compartment. I had to remove some of the screws attaching the fender liner. This doesn't interfere with the door at all.
Thanks man, Excellent!
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