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Old 02-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Wire Tuck Goodness, Full of pictures, I'll post noodz

Alright while I have my build going on I figured I might as well post up my Full Wire Tuck and what issues I came across and perhaps I can help give pointers to those who are also interested in starting on one in theirs.
Now I have already started this with no time to spare during the week due to my work schedule, however on the weekends ive been trying to tackle this thing a best as I can.

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Looks disgusting. Now its on to removal of the dash...

Now my cluster bezel was already broken from the previous owner, so removal was very simple, as well as the steering wheel and airbag assembly. Disconnected the positive and negative from the battery and pursed removal of the airbag with slight caution (for some reason I still felt nervous working underneath the steering wheel while my face was directly in front of the airbag)


Now keep in mind I am NOT keeping my airbag assembly...Lets move on shall we?

Now onto removal of the Instrument cluster, radio/climate control, center console, glove box, and well essentially removal of the whole dash...





and Voila! Dash removed..

(Dash removal is much more extensive than what is shown. No magic here)






Ok now here is where i disconnected all of the sensors on passenger side and front end of the engine. The headlight was a PITA, I removed the plastic headlight cover that surrounds the headlight and the connector was very easy to reach then.

After disconnecting all the sensors I also decided to remove my Charcoal Canister, Coolent overflow, and Washer fluid reservoir.




Heres a picture of my buddy pulling the harness through the fire wall





Steering column dropped



BLEECGHGH!! DISGUSTING!!







At The end of the day:

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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Wiretuck underway!



OK now STOP...Mistakes were already made, as you can see in the picture below the harness was pulled BACK through the firewall..

WHY?

Because I simply was not paying attention and using common sense. When I removed the harness from all of the sensors and such, It IS a wise idea to label each plug on the harness where it connects to..."EGR sensors, TPS, etc."
So I matched them all back up and labeled all of them..

Time to move forward





Removing all the harness insulation to make this tuck easier and inspecting for any damage while I cut it all open



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Old 02-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Now on to removing the airbag harness, labeling all the connectors, and arranging the wires for the re-route. I used white electrical tape because well... i asked my fiance to pick some up at the store when she was grocery shopping and thats what she brought back. I will be removing the white and replacing it with black (still gotta love her)










^^^^^^
(OH...and gloves are a good idea cause the harness has fairly sticky insides)
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Masochist.
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Possibly, I will be very pleased once its all finished
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Masochist.
srsly!
i'm so happy the previous owner of my car did this ---- for me
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Imagine you put it all together and the stinken lights don't work.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:34 AM   #8
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I hate wiring, but I'm sure this is going to turn out pretty nice. GL
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #9
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I'm subscribing to this because I'd like to do it but I do NOT have the patience for it. I'll just do some half-*** tidying job while I have the motor out this winter and call it a day.
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Masochist because this is a frikken lot of work.

Why not fill/sand/smooth/paint the bay too?
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Masochist because this is a frikken lot of work.

Why not fill/sand/smooth/paint the bay too?
I am REALLY considering on doing this^. But if I do that I'm gonna wanna go ***** out and tuck the brake lines, etc.

As time presses on my mind will be made up.

UPDATE:
When I removed the injection harness. From the top and rear of the motor, the fuel injector clips all broke due to high temps and well "Baking" the plugs.

So I hit up Tom at the Parts Group for a good set of FI plugs, and Ignition coil plugs, should be coming in any day now
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I am REALLY considering on doing this^. But if I do that I'm gonna wanna go ***** out and tuck the brake lines, etc.

If you do this it is a sure guarantee that your car will never drive again.

I have seen many ambitious projects like this end in pile of rust.
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If you do this it is a sure guarantee that your car will never drive again.

I have seen many ambitious projects like this end in pile of rust.
Thanks for the support bro!
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Thanks for the support bro!
awww

Super serious if you do it i hope you finish it! SNUGGLES
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Mmmmmmmmm Snuggly
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If you do this it is a sure guarantee that your car will never drive again.

I have seen many ambitious projects like this end in pile of rust.
You mean https://www.miataturbo.net/build-threads-57/faelflora-breaks-his-promise-break-no-more-parts-he-breaks-eddy-brakes-41577/ ?

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Ahhhh I seee nowww...

Thanks for this triple88a. There is still lots of good information in that thread^^
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Ahhhh I seee nowww...

Thanks for this triple88a. There is still lots of good information in that thread^^
Bitches I have been daily driving my car.

See here.

Boosting in rush hour traffic coksmorkers

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And by boosting, he clearly means sitting at a high idle while stopped. He is driving it, though, so props on that!
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That is true, props for that
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