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General Elect Question

Postby Tusker » Wed May 06, 2020 4:45 pm

I have a general question about adding electronic accessories (fog lights/cb antenna etc)

What is the best way to get the wiring into the cab of a 2001 Rodeo?

Will I have to drill holes into the cab or is there a better access point?

If there are links to any pages or youtube vids that discuss or show this, I'd appreciate a link or two.

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Re: General Elect Question

Postby Enemigo » Wed May 06, 2020 8:28 pm

Generally there are several holes in the firewall. There is usually a grommet that can be pushed out. There is often enough room to squeeze wires through. Hard plastic cups can be a problem though.
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Re: General Elect Question

Postby Tusker » Fri May 08, 2020 12:22 pm

Thanks & much appreciated, that helped! Guess "firewall" was the key word i needed.

Found a couple of other threads (using firewall as a key word) on this topic. I'll add them here for reference.

https://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=16484

https://www.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?t=11697

Thanks again!
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Re: General Elect Question

Postby Oro » Fri May 08, 2020 4:22 pm

I asked this question when adding a trans temp gauge. It was for my at '98 Trooper but likely it is the same as yours if you have an AT in your Rodeo.

Jerry told me to look below the brake booster, there's a vaguely diagonal brass-colored plate bolted to the fire wall. It's to seal the manual clutch mount when no MT is installed. I drilled a small hole in that from he inside, then ran the sensor wire and then 12v lead in through there.

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Re: General Elect Question

Postby Tusker » Mon May 11, 2020 10:10 am

Thank you Oro, I'll take a look. Great info and thank you again!
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Re: General Elect Question

Postby MyRS » Mon May 18, 2020 11:56 am

If you still need some spots to run wires. I have an 02 Rodeo Sport. When running lights from the outside rear or sides of the vehicle I use the rubber boot/grommet under the drivers seat, I just add a tinny hole in it and pull the wire through. And near where Oro said there might be a brass plate by the brake booster in the engine bay there's a large rubber grommet there as well. I've ran all my wires through that grommet. It lets the wires come right out along the upper dash. Makes it easy for hooking up switches. And I've ran a trans temp gauge too, but I just drilled a small hole in the transmission hump area under the console and used a rubber grommet to protect the wire. As long as you use a wire loom or a grommet and paint the edges to prevent rust you'll be fine.
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Re: General Elect Question

Postby 6079smithw » Wed May 20, 2020 11:32 am

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