For large wires you should run a separate hole/grommet through the firewall, for smaller wires there is the main wire harness going through the left side of the dash that you can use.
This is what I had to do on my Gen 4 to run the wires from the fog lights. This was in the OEM instructions.best way is goin through the wheel well. youll have to take off teh drivers side wheel and well liner to get to it.
+1best way is goin through the wheel well. youll have to take off teh drivers side wheel and well liner to get to it.
thanks so much! i should have remembered that from when I installed my CAI. and running wires to the trunk has been done already. :thumbsup:+1
I just did this last night on my '95 LE.
The wheel well liner was easy to remove. Once it's out you can access the hole/boot that the hood release cable (and some other bundle) goes thru. There's plenty of room thru there to route a power cable, and there's an easy access opening from the engine bay to get down to the wheel well.
I used an ice pick to puncture a hole thru the boot from the wheel well side, then ran a long stiff wire back thru from inside the passenger compartment, taped my power cable to it and pulled it back thru. You have to punch thru both sides of the boot. Kind of like puncturing a rubber ball all the way thru.
You can find the location inside the passenger compartment by following the hood release cable up to where it goes thru the firewall.
Once you've got the wire into the passenger compartment, you can remove the plastic door sill covers, and the plastic panel that covers the drivers seat belt retractor, take out the back seat cushion and easily route the wire under the carpeting all the way back to the trunk.
Sorry, I didn't take any pictures. I saw a thread the other day though where somebody had posted some good pictures of what I just described. I can't find it now though.
of course! i said on another thread I was working towards a DIY. you dont go through an install like this and not do a DIY! :lol:Do I see a DIY coming together? Takin pics of it?
I'm gonna need one eventually as I put more and more aftermarket crap in her :thumbsup:
If I can locate the foglight install instructions that came with my kit, I could try and PDF the pages that detail this for the Gen 4.of course! i said on another thread I was working towards a DIY. you dont go through an install like this and not do a DIY! :lol:
Yeah, I just did this this last weekend so I thought I’d provide a bit of information when the next guy comes looking! As I was drilling I was waiting to hear the brake boost implode!! Haha! Actually what I did is used a spring loaded center punch and looked where it was in the engine bay. Had to use my 90° Milwaukee to get all the way up in there. I figured this spot was for the clutch, but in all my years I’ve never actually seen a manual Camry. Go figure. I used the grommet from the other side of the engine bay that is situated just on the other side of the heater core. I taped that hole off until I go to the salvage yard next time and grab a replacement grommet. Gotta say I enjoy reading your posts here on TN. You sound very knowledgeable and give great advice. I’ve been turning wrenches since about 1970 and mostly just have fun tinkering and fixing anything that’s broken and not quite ready for the scrap heap! Keep up the good work and cya around the site!Awesome solution!
But my Camry has a manual so that area was used by the clutch pedal.
I had to make my hole behind the splash guard like those other guys did (post #143~146, 152):
I did find a great grommet to use for it, which was nice (a heater valve grommet).
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It is scary drilling a hole through your car, isn't it?