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I know it's the similar topic, but this is the only way to get everyone's attanetion! I hope Mod. won't mind :(

anyway, just got it done today...i have an old Code Alarm, which doesn't matter...the guys in this shop installed the actuator in the doors to lock 'em and unlock when desired, but there is one thing that really pisses me off!!! and that's the cable that runs from alarm brain to the actuator in the door...it's visible, not hidden! when i open the door, it's right there, i can see it! it goe's between (i dont know the names of the parts) that rubber, or seal, or weatherstrip..whatever it's called...between the doors and door panel...and goes in between that plastic on the dashboard where it meets with door panel once the doors shut...and goes behind the plastic under the dash. Now, every time when i opet the door it's rite there, and that pisses me off :damnmad:
how did you guys hide those wires? is there a way to pull it thru that rubber thing that goes into the doors?
i hope someone can help me out here...i'm really sorry i didn't search, i dont have time rite now and almost NEVER do.

thanks everyone for help!!!
 

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any1 help, please!!!

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Well sorry to tell you but thats what I see most people do. Its the easiest way to run wire into the inside without drilling into the firewall or any other parts. Its only visible when you open your door, but who is really gunna notice? Ya gotta find some way for the wire to go to the battery and that is about the only way you are going to get. Just take a look at anyone who has a nice system and you'll see the wire running from the battery though that spot and then is usually hidden under the floor trim. So really thats about the only way its going to go. I suggest you maybe paint the wires if its that big of a deal.
 

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Solution 1: Wrap it in electrical tape so it's black and doesn't stnd out. :shrug:

Solution 2: Take the whole door apart, disconnect the wire from the actuator, pull it back through out of the door. Get a giant ziptie or something to use as a pull, and thread the thing through the rubber thing in the door - major PITA.
 

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i think that's the only way to do it! i took off the door panel today, the speaker as well, and plastic inside the car around the cables that go thru that rubber thing btw. the door and car...and i saw the connector, and that's what's stopin' the wire to go thru. I'm gonna go to my body shop and tell this guy to do it for me...we will probably take off the door and do it...i dont like that wire hangin' there, btw. it can damage the weatherstrip (or whatever it's called) when i close the door...and eventually, that wire will break and couse the problems! if i knew they were gonna do it that way, i probably wouldn't even do this. After they finished the job, they told me it's gonna cost more to put that wire thru that thing...if they told me that right away, they knew i wouldn't let 'em the do job...but i guess it's too late now.

it is a big deal to me, i dont like seein' that wire there :( it doesn't look professional.
also, i'm not gonna drill any holes on the car (btw. the wire doesn't go thru the firewall at all, like someone mention that!) it will go thru the doors, and i'll try to make a connector as well, so if the doors have to be taken off again in the future, there will be a connector to make it easier!
 

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Here's what I did... get a coathanger and undo it so it's straight,
turn front tip over with pliers and make flat "hook" and tape with
electrical tape, remove speaker and work wire thru..gotta bend it as you go, grab it when it comes thru wire hole (PITA) and then put wire for actuator thru loop in coathanger and pull out. You might want to use some vaseline or other lubricant to make it slide easier...and you might want to pull 2 wires thru if you can.
 

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That's what I meant about using a "pull", sorry, I shoulda gone into more detail. :eek: It works well, but it's not easy!
 

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i dont know how you guys did that, but today i went to my body shop and there's NO WAY, i mean, N O W A Y to pull that wire thru that rubber boot btw. door and car!!! right where that boot meets with the car, there's a connector, and there's no room for the wires to go thru! so what this guy did, he drilled the hole above the boot/connector...and cut a little whole on top of the boot...run the wire thru there, seal it up with a seal, and that's it! i can still see the wire, about an inch, and you really have to look for it in order to see it...but it does look WAYYYYY better then what the performance shop did!
now i can say i'm happy...i'd still prefer if that wire when thru the boot, but i saw how it's done...and there was no way to do it, unless i drill the hole somewhere on the edge of that connector...and that's not what i wanted to do, 'cuz if the water gets there i'm totally screwed!

thanks for all help!
 

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there is actually a way.

a "PROPER" installer would've ran the wire through the original loom, not the wire just sticking out how you have it.
it is a PITA though, if you want it done PM me I work at a shop we can do it there.

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