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2003 Chevrolet Silverado ideas...

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I recently purchased a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pick up truck. It has the 3pc front seats. I have a havis console that I had in my 03 Silverado that I plan on using on this truck. The install on my last vehicle was done by a friend and didn't look all that great. The console itself was awesome... but the wires to the + and - posts of the batt. and the siren speaker wire went up through the door then along the fender to the engine compartment and leaked when it rained.

I haven't done a lot of looking around to see if there are any easy places to run wires yet. Today the plan is to get things going, and do some planning.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to run the wires from the engine compartment to the cab? Are there any unused holes already in the firewall?

Thanks!
 
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On my Silverado, I ran the wires thru the grommet(s) that the main wire harness goes thru (located in the upper corner- behind the emergency brake). I pulled the grommets out a bit and cut a hole in them so I wouldn't get into the main wires.
 
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i have a 1999 silverado and i ran my wires theu the firewall by cutting an x in the rubber grommets and behind the break peddle. then i uses a sealer and put it all around the wires going thru the fire wall. its been two years ago and not a leak. i used plastic ties ti secure the wires so they didnt just hang down. windchaser usmm ret.
 

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On 99-07 classic GM trucks, there is a factory dimple (centerpunch) located on the firewall, facing the engine side, near the 3-o'clock position of the brake booster. You can drill thru that (after checking to see if anything is in the way!) towards the passenger compartment, and protect your wires with an appropriate grommet.
 
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I don't have one on this truck now but when I had the siren installed before on my '01 cavalier they installed it professionally and it was ran though the same spot they're talking about already, Through the main wiring harnass.. I would have never gotten them in there but they did somehow..I took them out when I got rid of it and man was it a mess!! I can't believe they had it in there as good as they did..But that's where I would try first, Where all of your dash wires come out of the wiring harnass hole in the firewall, That's where I had them then but now a truck might be different as well...But I know it can be done, I've saw it first hand, LOL
 
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