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Offline ArkGuy

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Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:54:17 PM »
Looking to run an on the roof sat radio antenna wire into the truck.  There's some rubber molding running paraell to the door that will hide it to the windshield and there are how-to's on the interwebs about using a toothpick to route it under the weatherstripping down the A" post to the hood.

But, how do I run it through the firewall to inside the cab and behind the head end unit?  I've seen pics of some vehicles where there is a rubber boot on the firewall that some folks punture, run the wire through, then seal up with silicone.  But, I see nothing like that on mine, at least nothing that doesn't seem like it's too important to puncture.

I hate to drill though metal without knowing exactly what is on the other side.  Ideas?

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Re: Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 06:41:30 AM »
You're going to put a dish on top of your truck? 

What kind of truck?

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Re: Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 12:57:08 AM »
Did I say truck?  ;D



Not a dish, a sat radio antenna wire with a little plug on the end.  I need to route it from the roof to the interior of an '06 Tundra.

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Re: Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 11:02:40 PM »
This is on the firewall on driver's side, about 6 inches in from the fender, approximately opposite of -- I'm guessing -- the emergency brake pedal.

If I pry back an edge of the rubber gasket and slip the antenna through the apparent hole there, am I hurting anything.  Is the gasket just to keep dirt and water out or is it some super duper seal or something?  I could put some silicon there

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Re: Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 12:55:22 PM »
This is on the firewall on driver's side, about 6 inches in from the fender, approximately opposite of -- I'm guessing -- the emergency brake pedal.

If I pry back an edge of the rubber gasket and slip the antenna through the apparent hole there, am I hurting anything.  Is the gasket just to keep dirt and water out or is it some super duper seal or something?  I could put some silicon there


Just poke a hole in the rubber grommet. Push a clothes hanger in from the other side. Pull the wire back through the hole.

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Re: Running sat antenna wire through firewall
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 04:18:13 PM »
Just poke a hole in the rubber grommet. Push a clothes hanger in from the other side. Pull the wire back through the hole.

Yep.  Concurrence.

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