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eMass
06-09-2003, 05:52 PM
I hate the idea of leaving wires flopping around on my floor when I take my sub out so I came up with this solution for my E.

When I take the sub out - all that's left is the jack. :D

I just ran the wires under the floor and up the wall and into the back of the jack. Worked out great.

Here's the pics...

http://home.comcast.net/~derek-kelly/element/audio/sub_jack.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~derek-kelly/element/audio/sub_jack2.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~derek-kelly/element/audio/sub_jack3.jpg

isketerol
06-09-2003, 09:36 PM
Nice work. Looks factory.

hunterbase
06-10-2003, 10:25 AM
that is really slick, way to go. you have definately got this audio-mod thing down. I envy you, as every little thing I do takes far too long.

I put a bazooka in the back of mine. It doesn't rattle the car, but it rounds out the sound. and takes up no room.
On a side note, after an hour of trying to get through that firewall gasket, I gave up and and went under the car with the power wire. How did you do it?

eMass
06-10-2003, 10:37 AM
[quote:1ea7aeff1b="hunterbase"]that is really slick, way to go. you have definately got this audio-mod thing down. I envy you, as every little thing I do takes far too long.

I put a bazooka in the back of mine. It doesn't rattle the car, but it rounds out the sound. and takes up no room.
On a side note, after an hour of trying to get through that firewall gasket, I gave up and and went under the car with the power wire. How did you do it?[/quote:1ea7aeff1b]

Well, my sub needed no power running to it - only speaker wire since my Amp is elsewhere - a little different than your Bazooka tube that probably has a built-in Amp but I still had to run power from the battery thru the firewall. You can see how my wires are routed in the pic below...

http://home.comcast.net/~derek-kelly/element/audio/wiring.jpg

hunterbase
06-10-2003, 06:03 PM
eMass, I messed with that very gasket that's featured in your pic for a while. I tried a coathanger, thick wire, etc, but I never could find the wire on the inside the car. Did you have to remove any part of the dash? How did you get the wires through?

There is a hole in the body for the plastic step-plate snap under the suicide door that i ran the wire through. Then I went along under the car and up the firewall. it was easy, but I worry about errant branches or stones cutting the wire.

eMass
06-10-2003, 09:11 PM
[quote:a3f5f49f9e="hunterbase"]eMass, I messed with that very gasket that's featured in your pic for a while. I tried a coathanger, thick wire, etc, but I never could find the wire on the inside the car. Did you have to remove any part of the dash? How did you get the wires through?

There is a hole in the body for the plastic step-plate snap under the suicide door that i ran the wire through. Then I went along under the car and up the firewall. it was easy, but I worry about errant branches or stones cutting the wire.[/quote:a3f5f49f9e]

I remember using a coat hanger and a shop light to see the hole from the interior and I know I took out the plastic cladding under the dash so I could see better but i can't remember what the interior wire route was.

Maybe one of these days I'll pull it apart and take some pics since I've had a few people ask me about this now.