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Old 08-03-2018, 11:15 AM
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Default Running wire and coax in a Ford 2017 F150

What is the best way to run wires and coax ? Wires will be directly from the battery. Is there a place on the fire wall or under the driver side mat?

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Not sure about the current gen F510, but on the 12th gen F150s there is a big grommet on the driver's side of the firewall with a nipple that can be cut off and power/coax fed thru there:

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Don't run Negative directly to the battery
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Don't run Negative directly to the battery
Good point - pretty sure this is also true for many other newer vehicles as well.
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Thank you for that information. Now if I can just get thru the firewall...........................
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Post back with pics when it's done! Of all the trucks I've owned, my F150 is one of the easier vehicles to install accessories in. You shouldn't have any trouble getting the power and coax up into the cabin.
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If you have the super cab there is a grommet in the floor under the rear passenger seat. In my case it was under the AC inverter.
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I don't know if you ever found an answer, but I typically use a grommet behind the passenger side fender liner (behind front wheel). It goes into the vehicle body behind the fuse box (but you don't have to remove it). I found it referenced in one of the Explorer upfit guides.

There's a solid ground point there as well.
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Thank you KK6ZTE I found a way thru the firewall... Thanks for all of your help..

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That is great info. Never would have thought of that. Thank you
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