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Unread 06-02-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Running a wire Help

I have a 2013 moab wrangler. What is the best way to run a wire 10 gauge to the battery? need to run for amp but don't want a messy job. Thanks Ron

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Unread 06-02-2015, 11:49 AM   #2
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search running wires from cab to engine compartment. There are a lot of posts on it and pictures showing where it is easy to go through.
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Unread 06-02-2015, 12:34 PM   #3
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If this is for an audio amp, I'd consider installing something more on the lines of a 4 gauge. Do it once because reinstalling cables when you decide to add more powerful amps, will suck...
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Unread 06-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #4
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This is just to get enough power for a CB amp, 100 watts. 4 gauge is something to run 1,000 watts or more. Thats more than your house 220 line uses. 12 gauge should be fine. Now to go from the console, which is easy, under door sills out the door through hood to battery. I don't know if there are any ports through the firewall. Thanks Ron
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If it's a JK you have, you can pull the side panel off the dash and there's a hole right there.



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If I remember correctly, there's a spare grommet behind the battery. I'll have to check when I get off work.
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Thanks all!
Its been raining for two days and I'm not working in the rain but I took some pics of inside the hood on the passenger side , where the battery is, and some on the drivers side. Does anyone see where I can get The wire in? Thanks Ron
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If you don't want to use the spot I posted above, read through these instructions. Those are good spots too.

http://www.4x4spod.com/v/vspfiles/as..._2012-2015.pdf
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Do like 14Sport did in post #5. You can do it from either side, the holes are in the same place.

I had done that on my ’08 on the driver side but when I tried it on my 2012, pass side it wouldn’t work. Some sheet metal was blocking most of the access between the panels. I guess it’s a hit or miss kind of thing.

I also did the grommet (auto) like 14sport just posted too.
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If you don't want to use the spot I posted above, read through these instructions. Those are goo spots too.

http://www.4x4spod.com/v/vspfiles/as..._2012-2015.pdf
Is mine the same as yours. It looks so different 2013. How did you get the side of your dash to come off? Thanks Ron
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Is mine the same as yours. It looks so different 2013. How did you get the side of your dash to come off? Thanks Ron
It pops right off. It is just held on with pressure fit clips. I used a small screwdriver to get it started the first time and then gripped it with my fingertips but have since bought panel tools, which are plastic and less likely to do any damage than metal tools. Just get it started at the bottom and then carefully pull it loose.
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It pops right off. It is just held on with pressure fit clips. I used a small screwdriver to get it started the first time and then gripped it with my fingertips but have since bought panel tools, which are plastic and less likely to do any damage than metal tools. Just get it started at the bottom and then carefully pull it loose.
That does sound easy enough but do we have the same jeep style? Why do they look so different? Your saying feed the wires through where the harness comes through? I guess next to it? Thanks Ron
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This is where you remove the side panel. Used your pic.
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This is where you remove the side panel. Used your pic.
Fantastic! Your saying feed the wires through where the harness comes through? I guess next to it? The outside looks so different on yours. Thanks Ron
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That isn't a harness. That is my wire that I put a casing over. The firewall hole will have some foam in it. Use a wire like a coat hanger to poke a hole through the Styrofoam and feed your wire through the hole.
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