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This is a discussion on boost install help within the Engine Performance forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Yeah went for shock value and controversy on that one....

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    Yeah went for shock value and controversy on that one.
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    When I installed my Defi gauge, I taped a small magnet to the end of the wiring (tube in your case), fished it down, and then used an extendable pointer I have with a magnet on the end to capture the wiring magnet and pull it through.

    It sounds like it was much easier on the older cars though. I just used the grommet right behind the brake pedal, and easy to access from inside the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    You seem to fail at installing things...maybe you should leave it to the pros.
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    If it's taking you more than 30 mins you need to get someone to help you. There was absolutely no need to take off the IC. Like drews said there are several holes in the firewall it seems like you picked the worst one. Under your steering wheel to the left there is a rubber plug with several wires through it, that hole goes to the fender. Pop a few of the plastic fender screws out and push the cable up in to the hood. 10-20 mins tops...

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    There are 2 ways of going about this.Both are not easy.It took me a while to fish the wire through the firewall.I heard from others that it was incredibly difficult too.

    The way I went about it.I used the grommet in the following pic.I ran a steel wire into the cabin first.It comes out in about the center of the console & you should be able to catch it after some cursing & trying near the gas pedal,or it may decide to go to the passenger side(like it did for me),in which case you catch it & route it to the driver side.




    Second method which is what I used to run my audio wiring involves running the wire through your driver side fender through a grommet situated behind the plastic piece which has the WRX engraved on it.This naturally involves partially taking off the fender liner.





    The first method is relatively easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Its a pain to get to...use a coat hanger and it will make your life easy.
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    I had to tell my GF the same thing.
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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