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just a question on hooking up an amp to the front door speakers....... i want all my amps in the trunk first off......... i am wanting to run all new wiring from speakers to amp........... i tried to run them through the door through that rubber wire protector thing and i tried going through both ways and it frustrated me..... is there an easy way i don't know about or should i just work from the wires behind the h.u.? i really don't want to pull the unit out again as it i a pita to get in just right.
 

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how? is there a trick i don't know because i couldn't get the wire to run through the rubber thing???
 

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how? is there a trick i don't know because i couldn't get the wire to run through the rubber thing???
passenger side is easy. driver side is tricky....you just have to figure it out.
 

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i stated on pass side..........thats scary!!!!
 

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i stated on pass side..........thats scary!!!!
just take off the kick panel and the speaker. you can push the boot around to get access, just use some effort.
 

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I used a thin fish tape reel to feed the speaker wire from one end to the other through the rubber "hose" that all the other wires go through
 

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I got annoyed at my huge hands and cut the boot like 1/3 of the way till I could reach my hand through and have the wire come out the other end. I then put them back in and used a piece of gorilla tape(HEAVEY DUTY black duct tape with extra sticky) and coverd the cut I made.
 

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thats what i was thinking about doing. i might do that and use some sort of spray adhesive and then tape it up.
 

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i use some wleing rod and tape the wire to it and put a little tire dressing on iy to slick it up and they pull right through. i usually take the boot off at least one side si the wire doesn't poke any wires.
 

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It was fairly easy for me. I used a coat hanger, with one end looped to put the speaker wire through. Stuck the coat hanger through the door side, into the cabin. That takes patience to work it through the boot. Once its through, slip the speaker wire through the loop, tie it in a knot, or just feed plenty through so it doesn't pull out. Pull the coat hanger back out, and viola!
 

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I always just to the rubber boot loose at the door and the inside door frame and just Gished it down and ran the wires through then put the boot back in place. I think this way is very easy.
 

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Guys' in your toolbox, you should have a roll of ~18 awg soft steel wire, like they use for tieing rebar. If you don't, buy some before you do any brake work or front end work.

I use it everytime I do brakes, to tie up the calipers; letting them hang leads to unexpected brake line failure...

I also use it to run wires wherever; it's stiff enough to go thru anything. Don't cut the rubber things; tape looks too ghetto...

I always leave the original wires; you might eventually want to sell it, and I aint selling my system with it; the stock one will go back in in 10 minutes, as long as the stock wiring is still there.

I use 12AWG zip cord for the speaker runs, 14 awg for the amp turnon, and size the power wire to fit the amp. 12awg is overkill for any speaker you will ever get in the stock locations, and big enough not to break by stretching.
 

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It was fairly easy for me. I used a coat hanger, with one end looped to put the speaker wire through. Stuck the coat hanger through the door side, into the cabin. That takes patience to work it through the boot. Once its through, slip the speaker wire through the loop, tie it in a knot, or just feed plenty through so it doesn't pull out. Pull the coat hanger back out, and viola!
Bingo! Straighten a wire coat hanger and either loop the wire to it or duct tape it to it and run it through the boot.
 
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