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Old 02-17-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Cowl light wire routing behind cowl panel

Installing the cowl light wiring and the instructions that came with the wiring says that the part where the two wires are enclosed in a loom should go up through the cowl pillar, however in that gase the wire is too short. Should the wires rather just hang straight down behind the cowl panel from the left cowl lamp ? Would it not be fastened in any way ? After exiting from the body between the outer cowl skin and floorboard riser into the engine compertment, is the loom routed over or under the engine mounts?
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:37 PM   #2
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My wires come up the inside of the firewall and then branch over to each lamp plug receptacle.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:50 PM   #3
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I'm doing some work in that area tomorrow, will send some pics of what I have going on under there,
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:01 PM   #4
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Mine come through the firewall and then branch just like J said. I think I tied them up somehow if I remember right. But I think they just hang and go behind the kick panels.

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Mine come through the firewall and then branch just like J said. I think I tied them up somehow if I remember right. But I think they just hang and go behind the kick panels.

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Same here.

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Mine come through the firewall and then branch just like J said. I think I tied them up somehow if I remember right. But I think they just hang and go behind the kick panels.

Mike
Exactly which hole in the firewall does the wire go through ?
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Exactly which hole in the firewall does the wire go through ?

I have the same question, anyone?
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:04 PM   #8
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As I recall the wire comes from the cowl lights and then passes thru a sheet metal clip. The sheet metal clip has a bolt hole in one end and the other end has a hole with a rubber grommet in it for the wire. I believe it is pictured in the service bulletins.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:51 AM   #9
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The wire passes between the left frame rail and frame extension (floorboard support). Not much space, but enough. I believe the single un-loomed wire is run here (under the engine mount) and connects to the harness. This wire can be clipped to the rail with the rear loom. Originally there was a ceramic or bakelite connector housing clipped to the left frame rail, but modern harnesses have a bullet receptacle. Inside, the loom runs across the firewall, supported by three clips. Two attach to the screws holding the hood lacing at the sides, the third to the upper-left screw of the junction box.

You can also run the loom part forward and support the single wire inside with the rubber grommets included with the supports sold by the vendors.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: Cowl light wire routing behind cowl panel

Snyder's (and others I'm sure) have the correct cowl light connector mentioned above https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:12 AM   #11
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Yes, it's available for "correct" cars. That's why I said run the single wire to the harness. Hard to connect two wires together on one end of that connector.

But it makes better electrical sense to run the loom end forward - dedicated wire for each lamp.
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Even tho my car is a driver I like to keep it as "correct" as possible...

The available wiring harness is configured to route the wires "correct" so why not do it.

The two wires are already connected https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/P...earchByKeyword
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:03 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info!
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