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    Running Power Cables 2001 Jetta GLS

    Hello all,
    I've been searching the net for this info but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know a good way to run power wire(s) from the engine to the trunk of a 2001 Jetta GLS? I plan on using an auxillary battery in the trunk for my car PC and amp (for sub). I would like to use 0,1, or 2 guage wire or two 4 guage wires (because I have two 4 guage wires). The only location I have read up on that seems good only looks big enough for an 8 guage.

    Thanks!

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    i ran 4 guage down the middle of the car. it comes through a grommet behind the glovebox and then goes all the way along next to the passenger seat and then under the back seats

    tip: if you are gonna take any seats out make sure you disconnect the battery negative before disconnecting the air bag connector under the seat


    any good for you?

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    My car (1995 Concorde) had channels along the side of the car under the doors. Basically, it's just a space covered by platic coverings to run the wires. Not sure if your car has these but it probably does.

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    yeah thegolf/bora(jetta) does but i wouldn't like to run a 4 guage down there. it was a littel bit tight in places

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    Quote Originally Posted by The unL33T
    Hello all,
    I've been searching the net for this info but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know a good way to run power wire(s) from the engine to the trunk of a 2001 Jetta GLS? I plan on using an auxillary battery in the trunk for my car PC and amp (for sub). I would like to use 0,1, or 2 guage wire or two 4 guage wires (because I have two 4 guage wires). The only location I have read up on that seems good only looks big enough for an 8 guage.

    Thanks!

    check my web page for install pics..I should have some pics of how I ran my 2 1/0 power and ground wires

    =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telos
    My car (1995 Concorde) had channels along the side of the car under the doors. Basically, it's just a space covered by platic coverings to run the wires. Not sure if your car has these but it probably does.
    try to stay away from running wires under the car if at all possible
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    You may want to look at this thread.

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1835153

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    that's ok and all, but it's a mighty small wire....and I'm not really diggin the run from the battery to the grommet....but that can be rerouted for sure!

    there's a much better place to run those wires where it doesn't look all ghetto like that guys wire run did...no protection around the power wire as it crosses throught he steel of the cowl? that's just plan wrong!
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    The pictures at the bottom of the VWVortex thread show the wires being run through the hole for the throttle cable. This is the way I did it, and what I would recommend, assuming you have a drive by wire car of couse.

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    agreed, it's better, but still VERY small, fine for a 4 guage maybe?
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