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I recently completed installing an AEM Wide Band O2 gauge and Oil Pressure gauge along with rewiring an aftermarket stereo installation (I can't believe what a lousy job a professional car audio shop did for the previous owner). I did some research to see where to run the wiring to the engine bay and decided to go through the fender well on the driver's side. I never saw this option mentioned. The fender liner was easy to remove and access in the interior was pretty good. If someone does go this route I would recommend they purchase new fasteners for the fender liner before starting since several are sure to break. The access into the engine compartment is just behind the fuse box and the interior access is above the driver's left foot.


 

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Kevin, Your Welcome. I've received such good information from this forum that I wanted to add something that might help another Forester owner.
 

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Update

Pursuant to full disclosure: Well, turns out I created a water leak where the red power cable for the audio amplifier runs through the rubber grommet, a big leak. I vacuumed about 6 gallons of water out of the floor board after an evening down pour of rain. You can see where the red power lead runs in the photo I attached previously. Quite a bit of water drains over this location from the shroud under the wiper blades, below the windshield. I thought the grommet was snug around the wire but I was wrong. I fixed it with a little RTV, but just be aware. You may want to evaluate the alternate locations that Bobby pointed out on the previous post.

Kerry
 
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