02/19/10 - Interior wire tuck
feel like it would always surprise people to know how long everything
REALLY takes. When you're doing a car like this, and every step
requires THINKING as well as DOING, it just takes a long long time to
reason I say this is because it took me almost 5 hours to do "tuck" my
wire harness up under the dash. Granted this also involved
cutting/mounting the glovebox and ECU, but it still just takes forever
to do anything. In stark contrast to this is that I can remove
and install a water pump on the car (involving the removal of the
timing belt) in 1.5 hours or so... because that's all DOING.
The first thing I did yesterday was mount the glovebox. Because of the cage and the location of the fuse block, it had to be generously notched, but it ultimately did fit:
Then I used a scraper, and laquer thinner to get the "velour" off the glovebox under the ECU, so I would have a good, smooth contact area for the AEM supplied velcro. So I mounted the ECU:
Worked out very nicely, glovebox closes smoothly. There is just enough room for the serial cable to mount. I also tucked the resistorpack up under the dash as well. It's a good thing that there is no HVAC under here, because there isn't much room after the harness was stuffed up here:
I do have a "grommet" for the firewall pass-through.