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    Default Has anybody run wire from the engine compartment to the passenger compartment?

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    I'm in process of wiring up some auxiliary lights (a pair of PIAAs). After removing the bumper cover and having mounted them, I'm at a point where I have to run the last bit of harness through to get to the switch. Anybody done this or have any ideas?

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    I would suggest a relay pulling off a fuse connected to possibly the stud at the firewall for jump starting. You may also be able to tie into one of the fuses in the underhood fuse panel. It would be best not to have the full light current going through a dash-mounted switch and passing into the passenger cabin.
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    Thanks for the reply, but that doesn't address my question at all. Perhaps I need to be more clear: I'm looking to penetrate through the firewall or somehow feed wire from the engine compartment to passenger compartment. This is for a pushbutton switch to operate the aforementioned auxiliary lights.

    Addressing the mentioned relay and such: this is not an issue; power and ground is already wired to the contact of the relay. It's the manually operated pushbutton in the passenger compartment I'm trying to connect.

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    You didn't say what year, but this is a photo of where an airline was run through the firewall in a G1. Post #92 in this thread: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....t=extreme+volt

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    Thanks, Mister Dave! That does give me some direction. 2012, by the way.
    Last edited by gbodybilly; 12-05-2015 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbodybilly View Post
    Thanks, Mister Dave! That does give me some direction.
    You're welcome. I had a similar quandary so I asked Rapier Pilot. He's got a few things going through the firewall.

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    I was wondering the same thing as I prepared to install my ERDTT mod. Unfortunately I didn't need it as the wire is barely long enough to go behind the headlights. The engine compartment is so tight, it's difficult to run any wiring from the grill to the cabin.

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