Running Wire Through Firewall, Center Console Q

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  1. Coronach

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    I have to run a wire from under the center console into the engine bay. Anyone know where the best access point is? I'm not sure where the cable penetrations in the firewall are. Also, is there a write up on removing the center console on the 16? How much void space is under there, anyway?

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    There's a factory installed grommet that permits access through the firewall.

    It can be seen once you remove the wipers, and the windshield wiper cowl.

    As far as dash removal in it's entirety, I don't know personally and haven't seen any write up(s) on it.

    Maybe someone else can point you in the right direction on the latter.

    Good luck, from a fellow Mike.

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    Thanks. And I was hoping to just remove the center console, between the seats. Hopefully that can be done without taking off the whole dash.
     
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    Center console bits and the head unit etc. can easily be removed w/o having to remove entire dash.

    Gotta pull up on the long narrow slots on either side of the center console to expose the bolts (IIRC they're either 8, or 10mm heads). Pull up/away on the medium rectangular trim piece above the glove box, and on the trim piece around instrument panel, to expose the bolts around the head unit/nav screen.

    That's like a quick crash course in it.

    Here's a pic of mine at partial removal stage.[​IMG]

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    Hmm, I'm probably not describing what I want to do right. I'm looking to gain access to the back of the little rea underneat the door, between the shifter and the multifunction display. On my car it has a cigarette lighter outlet, the button for the rear sunshade, and the buttons for lanekeeping and parking assist. I need to run a wire from there through to the firewall penetration into the engine bay.

    I probably need to remove all of that stuff to achieve this, anyway, so that IS helpful. I'm just at a loss of how to get at that space (looks like it is still attached in that photo).
     
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    That piece comes up VERY EASILY as well.

    That's where I have my switches installed to turn on/off all my LED lighting.

    That small rectangular piece (where switch is at for rear sun shade, 12v lighter plug, etc.) is also held in by two small screws w/ either 8, or a 10mm head.

    Just lift up, and give those small narrow strips that run along either side of the center console a tug, and you can see what I'm talking about.

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    This video shows how they remove the center console. To get to the head unit
     
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    Brilliant! thank you, both.
     

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