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supradude 
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Posted: April 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM / IP Logged  
Any advice? The battery is on the passenger side but I don't see anywhere to run the wire or drill a hole. I can run it in beside of the steering column by drilling a hole but that will be running near the engine. Also, what is the drill bit size that I'll need to use for a 4 gage wire. This is a tough car to figure.
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Posted: April 20, 2014 at 7:28 PM / IP Logged  
Whatever drill size suits the grommet or battery feeder stud that you use.
supradude 
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I figured some of the veterans on here knew what size bit to use to drill the hole. It's 4 gage wire with the normal grommet that comes in the install kit.
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Nevermind, I'll figure it out myself. Thanks anyway.
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Posted: April 21, 2014 at 7:38 AM / IP Logged  
supradude, we have no idea what size grommet came with your kit or even what kit you have. All of them do not have the same outside diameter either. In some cases you can use a snap bushing that would require a smaller hole than a grommet.
~wirewise~ Verify all wiring with your meter before making any connections!
supradude 
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No problem. I just figured it would be an easier solution. Turns out a 1/2" bit worked perfectly. I don't have a lot of experience installing, mostly building enclosures for subs. Now I see why I don't like running power wires! All of the other few I've worked with had a hole already in the firewall. I don't really like having to drill holes in a car.
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racerjames76 
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Posted: April 22, 2014 at 7:43 AM / IP Logged  
That firewall setup was used well into 2005 on the monte carlo's and impala's. Dern things have braces running across the only open spot on the inside near the brake pedal. It can be done but it's a royal PITA!
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You're exactly correct. And that's exactly where I ended up going through it. Had to route the wire a little longer than I wanted to but it was a lot easier.
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