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Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman

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2019/03/26 10:13:09 (permalink)

Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman


Hi Guys,

I am looking for a bit of advice. I am trying to locate a grommet in the bonnet to get through the firewall and come out in the footwell. I am adding a battery backup to my Front & Rear Blackvue cameras. 

Any suggestions? 
post edited by Snaggle - 2019/03/28 15:20:19

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    Snaggle
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/28 15:24:00 (permalink)
    It looks like it can get through here! The grommet is on the drivers side.
     
    https://imgur.com/a/6agDRCU
    post edited by Snaggle - 2019/03/28 15:34:58
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 09:12:05 (permalink)
    I ran mine under the back window trim and its well hidden, although I still have a loop of cable when the boot lid is shut as it attached the rear window, but I can live with that.
     
    In the link above it says to cut the grommet.   Doing this may compromise the firewall and there could be a chance that fumes could pass through.
     
    Besides - if you have a Porsche warranty that would definitely invalidate it.


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    Snaggle
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 10:21:48 (permalink)
    I like your option better Peter. Was not a fan of cutting the grommet! Can you post a pic?
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 11:35:04 (permalink)
    Jago,
     
    Have you thought about getting a pro to do the installation?
     
    https://www.dash-camman.co.uk/services.html
     
    It might be worth contacting one to discuss possibilities/concerns.
     
    Jeff

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    Snaggle
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 14:19:59 (permalink)
    I am based in Reading and the quote I got to fit just the battery back up was £210. Not paying that. 
    My car is out of warranty so that is not an issue. Not sure what fumes peter was referring to as it is mid-engined. But all advice is very welcome. :)
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 14:23:39 (permalink)
    I tried the suggested link. Calls not being connected to that number. 

    Can't catch a break. Least it's Friday!
     
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    Re: Through the firewall of a 981 Cayman 2019/03/29 14:49:41 (permalink)
    This link is probably of no use to you but it does have some features others may find interesting.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yfVUDcNniI
     
    Ray

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