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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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2 questions after removing seats

Today i removed the seats and center console, i'm not really good in those things but with the help of this forum, it was pretty easy.

I did this for some projects like installing a rear seats subwoofer, shifter reinforcement and gauges...

1. Where do you routing the wires for the audio system, i saw some pictures of people who get their wires on the passenger side, but how does it look at the side-rear of the car? Do we see the wires?


2. I was looking under the front bezel and i saw my universal joint which i'm not sure if it is popping out or if it is normal?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 12:54 PM
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There's a wiring harness that runs through the shift console. I'd run new cables along that harness. The steering looks fine to me.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 02:08 PM
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Agree with me73. Best place to run wires is to follow them through the existing center console alongside the harness that is there. It would help to know where you are running them from and where they are going to.

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If I recall correctly, there is no possible way audio wires would fit under the side sils (whatever you call them). I've only seen people run them through the center console and up the back following the existing wires.

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Its your car, run them wherever you want. But honestly I would run them through the center.

What you see on the steering is the mating splines. That way it can be adjusted in and out. Its perfectly normal.

The only way you get better at this kind of stuff is messing with it. I can think of better cars than a Lotus but good luck.

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I ran my cable down the driver side, behind the foot rest, down through the carpet on the side and then along the back.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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the problem is that i can't find a way to get the wires straight-through the head unit from the center console/footwell divider, i can't find any information on the internet.

All i found is guys going through the passenger side sills and behind the cubby pocket and into the channel behind the dash...
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