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      05-06-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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running wiring from fusebox to driver's side tips needed

Hey all

I am very close to wrapping up my escort 9500CI install. So far I have the rear laser, front laser, front radar head, gps antenna all installed and all cables converge under the dash at the fusebox where I will mount the brain. It's been a huge amount of work that I did a little at a time, a few hours here and there.

Anyhow, I am now needing to mount the control module and the display module, which are both attached to a flat phone wire style wire with RJ14 head.

I need to get these two items to the drivers side. I haven't yet pulled apart the drivers side shrouds and covers, but I was wondering if anyone had any technique or wisdom to get the wires from fuse box area to where the steering wheel emerges? I am doing surface mounts with acrylic tape vs. anything destructive.

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If you're pulling from the glove box to the steering wheel, there's a small opening that runs from the glove box to the space behind the a/c controls, so that'll get you to the center of the car. After that, there is enough space behind the center console that you can run the wire down the console, and behind the driver's side knee bolster to the location of your choice.

Outside of that, the only thing I can say is to use electrical tape on the RJ11 head so that it doesn't get snagged on something and break. When I was installing my V1, I wanted to make custom length RJ11 cords, so I purchased some RJ11 jack heads and a crimper. Always handy to have stuff like that around.

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cool, thank you. This is what I was looking for. Always good to have some intelligence before moving in
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Zero problem. Hope all goes well If you need pics of the spots I mentioned, let me know.

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Zero problem. Hope all goes well If you need pics of the spots I mentioned, let me know.
Can you post the pics because I'm going to be doing this soon and would rather have too much info than not enough. Thanks in advance.
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Can you post the pics because I'm going to be doing this soon and would rather have too much info than not enough. Thanks in advance.
That I can, my man. Gimme a couple days.
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