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#1 Rpm90001

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 10:46 PM

I just installed my drawtite trailer hitch and wiring harness.....well almost..

I ran the power wire that goes to the battery under the carpet and got it to under the dash. The problem is, I can't find an access hole to run the wire to the engine compartment. I just quit because it's late and will finish it in the morning. Anyone know if a good access spot to run the power wire? I believe it is a 12g wire. Figured I would ask here to see if anyone ran into this problem. This is the first car I could not find a access spot.

Also, the drawtite hitch hangs a lot lower than I thought... Not to happy with design.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:37 AM

The 96 - 99 cars had a good spot right where the fuel lines come into the fire wall behind the drivers strut tower. There are 3 lines, but a plug in the firewall with 4 "nipples". Poke a hole in the empty one and feed the wire through.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

The 96 - 99 cars had a good spot right where the fuel lines come into the fire wall behind the drivers strut tower. There are 3 lines, but a plug in the firewall with 4 "nipples". Poke a hole in the empty one and feed the wire through.


Man,had i known about that spot i would of stopped poking a hole through the grommet for the clutch (or brake) when i would run power for the Amps..

#4 Rpm90001

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

I found a spot. Just below the clutch cylinder was an empty rubber plug. Poked a hole in it and ran the wire there. Ended up above the gas pedal. Worked perfect. I will tow with the Subaru for the first time tomorrow. Still very unhappy with how low the drawtite hitch sits. I have seen way better fitting hitch systems.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:34 PM

as long as it is tight and does not wiggle it will be fine. you are not hauling the queen mary.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:40 AM

Right on, near where the clutch is/would be there is a nice large plugged hole. In the Subaru service manual, I did see one time where they mentioned using this hole as part of a diagnostic procedure. I think it was to run a transmission pressure gauge through it to be able to watch it while driving on the auto trans. Maybe that was the hole for the clutch pedal I am thinking of since mine's an auto.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

I know Im not towing the Queen Mary, but it just looks horrible compared to other systems I have seen.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:40 PM

Hm...yah it does kind of leave all its junk hanging out there doesn't it. Perhaps a small set of gold colored truck nuts would dress it up? Posted Image

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:08 PM

I think the the truck nuts would dress it up nicely..!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:39 PM

RE: truck nuts

i saw a large diesel pick up the other day with connecting rods and pistons hanging down off the hitch. it was a first for me.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:35 PM

I think the the truck nuts would dress it up nicely..!


I completely agree! :lol:

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:53 AM

No that is a set of danglers...




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