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Old 10-31-2017, 05:51 AM   #1
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Default Firewall routing on 95 pickup

I want to run some coaxial from the hood through the firewall to the cabin. What is the best route on a '95 Kingcab?
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Does the truck have AC? if not the best place to run cable is throught the rubber plug where the AC lines would go,

If it has AC You can drill a hole close to the same area and get to it from below the AC evaporatr box under the dash,

If it's an automatic truck, there will be a plate on the drivers side where the clutch master would go, you could use.

I ran my cable for my amps, air line for my air gauge, and tubing for my oil pressure sender through a hole I made near the AC lines, you can see where in the pic below (still need to seal the hole), :

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Thanks. The truck does have AC and is a manual. I wanted to avoid drilling a hole, but it appears that might be the best solution.
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When running power wire for amps I usually make a small cut in the large boot that is on the large wiring harness on the passenger side. It would be a perfect place to run the coax through.
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I used the boot also for my 4 ga. Just make sure to dab a little silicone around to keep leaks out.
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Thanks. When you cut the boot, how do you ensure you don't cut into a wire? (I guess this is a stupid question, just be careful, but a bit worried I will cut something besides the boot.)
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There are other pass-throughs on the D21, though not as obvious. They are on both sides of the cab, near the door hinges. They are hidden by the fenders. You can route through the inner fender, back through between the inner and outer fenders, and then into the cab that way.

Here is a view of the drivers side showing the pass-throughs:


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I also ran my wire through the edge of the rubber on my former pathfinder, it was smaller only 6 gauge, I used one of these tools, I have both sizes, they work real good:

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Thanks. When you cut the boot, how do you ensure you don't cut into a wire? (I guess this is a stupid question, just be careful, but a bit worried I will cut something besides the boot.)
Just pop it out of the firewall and you will be able to see both sides. The boot just has a flange on the edge that fits the firewall. Just cut a smaller hole and widen just enough to get the wire through.
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The boot is substantially larger in diameter than the wire bundle. There is virtually no risk of cutting the wires unless you're being extremely careless.
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