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Im after some infomation reguarding the wiring up of the R32? I know how to wire up the system but how easy is it getting the power lead from the battery through the car and into the boot, without taking out the seats and carpet? i want to make a good job of it and dont want to rough arse it in, anyone got any suggestions????:unsure: SPARKYS32
 

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I'd say it's a MkIV going by his Avatar.

Would also be interested in hearing the alternative wiring routes.
 

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Ok Spark Meister,

you need to find a grommet under the bonnet to go through the bulkhead into the car, usually on the right handside towards the top, use a plastic pushrod to feed the cable through it after you have removed it, cut a hole in it for the cable and replaced it. This will take you behind the glovebox.

Get in the car, passenger side, open the glove box and there are 3 x T25 torx screws to remove. There are 3 More under the glovebox. There is also 1 hidden behind the centre console trim but be careful not to break anything. Once all 7 screws are out, remove the glove box and unplug the courtesy light from it.

You'll need an inspection lamp/torch to see the wire you've pushed through the grommet (dont use a flaming firey torch, this will set fire to the car and cause problems) once you find the cable pull it through but be sure to leave enough cable in the engine bay for the fuse to be attached to.

Once in the car you can run it down the passenger side sills, they pry up with a bit of gentle persuasion on spring clips. feed the cable along the factory loom and cable tie it to it so it doesnt move (factory looms are safe).

Take the seat out of the back, just the lower section, by lifting it up and squeezing the 2 rods together out of their respected mounting eyes. you'll then be able to run the cable under the rear trim and into the boot so it wont be seen when the panels are replaced.

Ok, as for the RCA and remote cables...

You'll need to take the stereo out, i dont now which stereo you have but if its the gamma/delta set you need the removal keys, halfords (spit curse hiss) will have these. when you remove it make a nice loom out of your RCA and Remote cable, using insulation tape every 6 or so inches then plug them in and pull them down the DRIVERS side (running the RCA cable next to power cable COULD cause interference so go down the other side) footwell. take the 3 t25 torx screws out of the underside black trim that will allow you to take the cables under the steering column and to the door sills. repeat the removeal steps as above for the trim, and rear seat and this'll get your RCA and remote into the boot.

Once in the boot lift the carpet up a\nd find yourself a nice big bolt and sand it down to the metal for your earth to go to. Alternatively there's a nice big bolt that hold the rear seatbelts in. IF you use this then make sure you put it back in as your windscreen may get messy in extreme breaking.

This should keep you busy dude.

One last thing... take your time, make sure the power cable is fused correctly, no cables rubbing or chaffing against bare or sharp metal, think safety, and if in doubt, call me at the shop on 01257 220035.

Cheers

Chris

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Dude,

i've not got a pic, but give me a couple of hours and i'll text or email you one as got a MkiV coming in this afternoon. You may need to move the coolant bottle to one side to see it but bare with me and i'll get you the pic.

PS what does ROFL mean? i'm not down with the computer abbreviation lingo.

Chris

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roll on floor laughing i believe, its fairly easy to do, i found this easier then my last 2 cars to wire up! not blowing my own trumpet or anything!! :xD
 

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Ok Spark Meister,

you need to find a grommet under the bonnet to go through the bulkhead into the car, usually on the right handside towards the top, use a plastic pushrod to feed the cable through it after you have removed it, cut a hole in it for the cable and replaced it. This will take you behind the glovebox.

Get in the car, passenger side, open the glove box and there are 3 x T25 torx screws to remove. There are 3 More under the glovebox. There is also 1 hidden behind the centre console trim but be careful not to break anything. Once all 7 screws are out, remove the glove box and unplug the courtesy light from it.

You'll need an inspection lamp/torch to see the wire you've pushed through the grommet (dont use a flaming firey torch, this will set fire to the car and cause problems) once you find the cable pull it through but be sure to leave enough cable in the engine bay for the fuse to be attached to.

Once in the car you can run it down the passenger side sills, they pry up with a bit of gentle persuasion on spring clips. feed the cable along the factory loom and cable tie it to it so it doesnt move (factory looms are safe).

Take the seat out of the back, just the lower section, by lifting it up and squeezing the 2 rods together out of their respected mounting eyes. you'll then be able to run the cable under the rear trim and into the boot so it wont be seen when the panels are replaced.

Ok, as for the RCA and remote cables...

You'll need to take the stereo out, i dont now which stereo you have but if its the gamma/delta set you need the removal keys, halfords (spit curse hiss) will have these. when you remove it make a nice loom out of your RCA and Remote cable, using insulation tape every 6 or so inches then plug them in and pull them down the DRIVERS side (running the RCA cable next to power cable COULD cause interference so go down the other side) footwell. take the 3 t25 torx screws out of the underside black trim that will allow you to take the cables under the steering column and to the door sills. repeat the removeal steps as above for the trim, and rear seat and this'll get your RCA and remote into the boot.

Once in the boot lift the carpet up a\nd find yourself a nice big bolt and sand it down to the metal for your earth to go to. Alternatively there's a nice big bolt that hold the rear seatbelts in. IF you use this then make sure you put it back in as your windscreen may get messy in extreme breaking.

This should keep you busy dude.

One last thing... take your time, make sure the power cable is fused correctly, no cables rubbing or chaffing against bare or sharp metal, think safety, and if in doubt, call me at the shop on 01257 220035.

Cheers

Chris

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Chris, cheers buddy for taking the time to explain in detail a step by step guide in taking the nessessary screws and trims apart to help me wire up my stereo equipment, the only thing im looking for now is the grommet which i couldn't find as it started raining so i called it a day, i'll keep you posted of how i get on, once again many many thanks!!! Sparky
 

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Running power cables from the battery to the boot ok the MkV is an absolute doddle - the battery is in the boot!
 

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Idivuoma - Has Burble answered your question or is yours not an R32? as this seems to be the only one with the battery in the boot.

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what about the wiring from the headunit to the back?
What's best?

I did a similar wiring as above on my MKIV 1.6, but I cracked a lot of plastic... especially between the doors when I draw the wires from the front sill to the rear sill.
Don't wanna crack any plastic on my new R...
 

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Idivuoma,

dude, remove the remote eye on top of the dashboard in the centre next to what looks like a peaker grille. Then pry up the grill. Inder here is 2 t20 torx screws. Take these out and lift this panel up and out. Next, take the 2 t20 screws out at the top left and top right of the stereo that were revealed by removing the previous plastic trim. Then, carefully pry the plastic trim up that the 2 screws were in all the way round to the bottom or the dash near the heater controls, this whole panel comes out. When this is out there is 4 screws in the radio, 2 on the left and 2 on the right. t20's again. take these out and the stereo slides out.

From here, connect whatever wires you need then go under your drivers side (uk passenger side) and remove 3 t20 torx screws that hold the blck trim panel up near the OBD plug. This piece now comes down and you can pull your wires through from behind the stereo into the drivers footwell. From here, take the pocket out from under the left of the settering wheel, it just pulls down then off and you can see the wires you've just pulled through. Cable tie these up to the existing looms so theyre neat and safe then set about routing them under the trim panel down the drivers side of the car. These all just pull up and off so there's nothing tricky hear. if its very cold outside then this makes the plastic brittle and more likely to snap so use a hairdryer to warm them up a bit so they dont snap.

Hope this helps matey.

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sounds good :)

what about wiring and installing monitors on the the front-seat headrests? is there a way to get the wiring invisible when going from headrest to main seat?

I live far up north, and car specialists up here are expensive and slow. Everything for me is DIY, and my dad is a good semi-pro mechaninc :)
 
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