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DiscoStudd

Where's a good location to pass my amp wiring through the firewall?

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DiscoStudd

(Mods: This topic comes up quite often. Please move to the FAQ section)

 

Most Auto-Trans equipped 1st Generation W-Bodies have a large hole cut through the firewall between the driver's side strut tower and the brake master cylinder. The hole is plugged with a rubber grommet which can be easily drilled out to allow you to pass your amp wires through.

 

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The reason for the giant hole in the firewall? Simple. It's where the clutch master cylinder is mounted on the W-Bodies that received Manual Transmissions.

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slick

For manual equipped w's, use a 1/8" to 3/4" step drill bit, find the brake or clutch master cylinder on the inside firewall, then about 5-6" below that, drill a hole, and use a grommet to prevent the insulation from being cut.

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19Cutlass94

For manual equipped w's, use a 1/8" to 3/4" step drill bit, find the brake or clutch master cylinder on the inside firewall, then about 5-6" below that, drill a hole, and use a grommet to prevent the insulation from being cut.

 

Also, most people will want to drill the hole bigger than what is needed or else it would be a bitch to get the wire through the grommet, but on top of this, I would also find some sort of foam, of insulation, or even the factory sound deadening to make a "shield" on the interior side of the firewall.

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synistershadows

ok i do have another topic going so lock this is you so wish but the location indicated in the pic i have a 3.4 international car and there seem to be alot more activity in that location any sugesstions as to how i might work around that or another location?

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slick

All W's have the same amount of space. Had you had a 5speed equipped vehicle, I could understand the concern with lack of space.

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