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2009 Ford E150 Antenna Fishing Help!

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2009 Ford E150 Antenna Wire Fishing Help!

Cannot find a suitable place to fish my NMO antenna into the engine compartment for a hood mount scanner antenna. My wire has the BNC factory installed. Need some help.
 
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Unfortunately you'll probably need to cut the BNC end off the connector, fish your cable, then re-install a new BNC connector.

You can get BNC connectors at Radio Shack or many places on line. They are quite simple to install. You can get either "Crimp on" or "Twist on" styles. If you have access to the appropriate size crimping tool, crimp type is your best option. If not, then the twist type are okay (but not great).

Usually I get three or four of them as they are inexpensive. I get the extras because sometimes I'll lose one of the components in the bag or not do the best crimp job and end up re-doing it (or at least when I first started doing this).

There are several rubber grommets in the fire wall, usually near the steering column. An ice-pick, carefully used, can create an opening through which you can pass the cable.
 

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Unfortunately you'll probably need to cut the BNC end off the connector, fish your cable, then re-install a new BNC connector.
Probably but not always. Some vehicles have good sized holes in the firewall. It's all about taking a look around.
 
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I'm only familiar with the 11-13 F150, but there may be room to come through open space in the fender, then in through the rubber boot that passes the wiring from the door into the cab.

You can always drill a dedicated hole next to the existing firewall pass thru. Just be sure there's clear area on both sides of the firewall.

edit to add: If you drill a hole, be sure to usa a grommet, and/or silicone to seal it.
 

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I use to have an 07 f150 and if you pop off the trim along the bottom of the door frame there is usually a grommet on each cab corner that is big enough to run coax and connectors through. It's a little extra wire and you have to properly secure the wire but it's the best option I have found with out drilling.


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