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Poking hole in rubber grommet for power lead

DavidPartay

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Ok, so what's the best way to do it? I've got a VX station wagon, any grommet preferable? Which side is the best to run the power cable? I know you run the RCAs up one side and the power up the other, but what way should I go?

Oh and yeah, the power cable bit :D

Also, what options have I got for filling the bottom half of the double din unit? I heard someone on here (possibly in an old thread) say a Mazda 323 '95 model coin pocket will do it but what other options (aftermarket?) have I got?

Cheers guys!
 

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Behind the passenger strut tower there is a grommet that I use and also the usual clutch cable grommet.

Generally any Mazda pocket fills the hole and it's also the cheapest.
 

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Rightio then,

What's the best way to poke a hole through? I was going to try to cut a triangle shaped hole starting from the edge of the hole in the middle but maybe you people have some sort of secret method? The last time I did it to my VN I ended up taking the grommet out and hacking away at it but I don't want to do that to my new car...
 

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i just took the clutch grommet out and drilled a hole with a 8mm drill bit. It closed up very nicely around 8ga power cable.

Just chuck a bit of vas or lube on the hole to get the cable through.:thumbsup:
 

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Sounds like a plan, I tried drilling my last one (didn't work) but using vaso sounds like a good idea.

Cheers guys
 

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If you have an auto the clutch grommet is solid... You take it out of the car and it is very easy to drill through. Then lube the hole up and stick your cable in ;)
 

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That's good to know! Should be easier than that rotten soft rubber one in the VN then ;).
 

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put a slice in it with a stanley knife and hey presto bobs your Aunty.
 

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One day you're gonna say that to someone who has an aunty named Bob :p
 

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bwahahahaha
 
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