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Running Wires Behind Dash

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by StarryEyed416, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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    StarryEyed416

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    Hi there!

    I'm new here, so I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this.

    I have a 2013 Toyota Tacoma and I want to hardwire my radar detector in it. I know how to do it for the most part. I have the hardwire kit, the add-a-circuit, and I understand what needs to be done.

    My questions is this... once I get the wire hidden between the headliner/windshield and down the A-post... where do I go from there? How do I snake this wire down through the dash to the fuse box?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    If you go down the left pillar your damn near there. The fuse box is right there.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    Oh, I know, but how do I get it from the post to behind the dash. Do I drop it down through the air vent or just continue down the side of the dash and loop it under?
     
  4. Mar 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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    I'm not sure about this one but I think that would be the easiest, running it into an air vent means you have to poke a hole in that air vent somewhere in the dash to get the wire back out of there. Sounds like a PITA to do.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    I meant running it down the side would be the easiest
     
  6. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    It's been awhile, but it seems that I tucked my wire in behind the end if the dash completely out of site.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    lol took me a second but I figured that's what you meant. Thanks :)
     
  8. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Where your A-Pillar cover meets the dash board, there is a slight gap that has holes through it - I straightened a coat hanger and fed it up from the footwell through an opening in that gap. Now I had a straight piece of metal from the footwell to the gap in the A-pillar cover and dash board. Wrap your radar detector around the coat hanger and pull it down through - should go nice and easy, no need to puncture any holes in any AC vents.

    Let me know if you still have troubles and I will try to get some pictures later - I just did this with a bluetooth mic wire.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    Awesome, thank you so much! I'm going to be doing this later on tonight. I'll definitely let you know how it goes.
     
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